Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Betty Boop Wall Stencil

Doo IT yourself time. 
24inches high and 22 inches wide, its time to Boopitdy Doop your walls up.

Download the pdf at the bottom of the post, and dig into the directions.

Get some carbon paper from your local art store. (Opus framing sells it in sheets, and I have come across it in pads at office supply stores.) Put the carbon paper on the back of the stencil you've masterfully printed and assembled ;) and use it to draw in the lines of the image. 

Once complete, remove the paper and you are ready to paint it in. 
If you are not handy with a brush, give markers a try. 

If you are a tenant like so many of us are, you can't be coloring or painting on the walls without someone getting all grumpy about it. In that case you have other options. Here's a few surfaces that would work:

  1. A piece of Hardboard from the local hardware store. (Places like Home Depot will cut your board to size for you for a small fee.) In this case you'd also need to pick up some light colored paint to prime the hardboard as it comes in a dark brown color.
  2. Art Store Pre-Stretched canvas. Get one big one, or 8 small ones and draw the outline on there and hang on the wall.
  3. Pick up an old picture from a garage sale or thrift store and reuse the canvas, even the great renaissance painters reused thier canvases!
  4. Raw canvas. Think old school tapestry. Paint right onto the canvas and hang.

Love to see your finished products! Send me a link or post in the comments. Its a party! :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy #MayTheFourth and #CincoDeMayo RiIight?

Back to back celebratory T-Shirts: 
Start your May with a fun filled May-the-Fourth T-Shirt.

Throw that one on the ground and get punny with a Cinco de Mayo party T-Shirt!