Do you remember that Father’s Day Canvas I created? (See tutorial here.)
Here are a few more ideas for using the “dad” stencil we created with that tutorial:
First I used a wood embroidery hoop and a piece of cloth from an old t-shirt to create a basic hand-stitched design. (Think back to the days when folks would create folk art without fancy gadgets and just their handwriting.)
Then I got to thinking how much I like those retro advertisements from the early 50s and thought, “Why not combine the two?” And this is what I came up with.
As I completed that project, I eyed an unused paper mache flower pot and thought, “What if I used another piece of t-shirt, did another hand-stitched image and adhered it to the flower pot?” When done, I thought it was missing something so I grabbed some acrylic paint and went to town.
Finally, I decided I wanted a clean “thank you” card so I used the stencil to hand paint dad onto a blank greeting card. Then I used alphabet stickers to write out the word, “Thanks”. I scanned the image into my computer and then digitally altered it, resized it to 5×7 and had several printed up.
As for the materials used in the above projects, you can get a basic idea of what I used in the supplies and tools list below…
1 – 5×7 Greeting Card with envelope (Item 1103-66)
1 – Liquitex Basics 48 Piece Tube Acrylic Paint Set (Item BS101048) or Studio 71 24 Piece Acrylic Paint Set (Item 97848)
1 – Matte Mod Podge (Item PLCS11302)
1 – 5.5×9 Oval Wood Embroidery Hoop (Item 39106)
1 – 100 Pk. 8 Meters Cotton Craft Thread (Item 1170-93)
1 – Paper Mache Flower Pot (Item 2839-04)
1 – “Scrapbook Kit In A Stack Friends Family” value pack (Item SBK8Friend)
1 – 9×12 Sheet of Canvas Paper (Item 97490-2)
1 – Package circle stickers
1 – hand cut star, from yellow paper
1 – 8×10 frame
1 – Used, white t-shirt
1 – Medium tipped paintbrush (Multi-purpose Value Pack Item SB9561)
1 – Thin tipped paintbrush (Multi-purpose Value Pack Item SB9561)
1 – Comfort Grip Scissors (Item 1149-17)
1 – Soft-Grip Craft Knife (Item F1S12-6705)
1- Hand quilting needle