This year I decided to make the gift for my mother for Mother's Day. I also needed to make a gift for a friend from her son. So, I needed two gifts that would melt their hearts. I saw an idea like this on Pinterest, but I decided to tweak it for my liking. I thought this would be perfect. I went to Micheal's and bought some letter stickers, paint, stencil, brushes, and a canvas.
Once I had everything I needed to make my project, I got started working on it. I first started with painting the canvas. I actually did two coats of paint.
Then I grabbed my stencil and starting painting. I love the design of the stencil.
This is how it looked after I took off the stencil. I think it looks good! I LOVE the damask design.
Once the paint dried, I laid the stencil down again and started painting.
This is how it came out.
Next, I added the words.
After a day I noticed the stickers were kinda peeling off so I ended up using Mod Podge over the stickers. Then I painted my hands and Liam's hands. Then I also painted my friend's son's hands. (which was difficult to do since he is so little) Once the hands dried, I taped them to the back of the canvas. The one I made for my mom looked okay with the handprints because my handprint is so big, but the one I did of my friend's I just tape to the back of the canvas. The little tiny handprints with the canvas looked strange but I still wanted her to have them so I thought taping them to the back would be okay. Here is how they turned out.
My mom and my friend LOVED the art!!