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Topic: My one year old is a better painter than your honor student  (Read 1415 times)
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forcemajeure
« on: January 10, 2009 08:22:01 PM »

We decided to use up some of my canvas stash, so I gave my son paintbrushes, acrylic paint and carte blanche to go paint crazy.





The hardest part was teaching him to paint the lines so straight on the deer antlers. JK. I handcut a stencil, applied to to the gessoed canvas, he painted on the canvases, then peel off the stencil and voila!

This is the piece he made for his new big boy room.


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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 08:46:15 PM »

These are so great!  The little bird is my favorite.  Did he only use Liquitex basics, or did he use a mix of different acrylics?  I ask because I have a fondness for that particular series.  The colors of all of the paintings are vibrant, and I think that he's going to love having his artwork gracing the walls of his room  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009 08:50:56 PM »

The deer painting should be dispayed! I don't know if you part with your work but i think you'd have interested buyers.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009 09:04:41 PM »

This is an amazingly creative idea!  I wish I had thought of doing something like this with my little sister.  Truth be told, I kinda want to do it all by myself too!  Though, if I try I'm not sure they are going to come out as well as your son's. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 09:46:29 PM »

i love them! what did you use to apply the stencil to the canvas? doesnt look like it left any residue
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 09:51:02 PM »

The deer painting should be dispayed! I don't know if you part with your work but i think you'd have interested buyers.

hehe, give the post a read and I think you will be surprised!
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2009 03:48:39 AM »

Wow, I love the deer one! Great idea! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2009 06:16:45 AM »

Thanks guys! He used mostly the Liquitex basics, and when I was sure he was done taste-testing the paint, I let him use a little of the Lumiere paints.

The stencil material was from the drafting section of Hobby lobby - I use it to stencil on clothes, to make masks for glass etching, all kinds of stuff. I think it's called Magic Cover.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009 08:53:57 AM »

i adore this idea!! It reminds me of freezer-papering on tshirts only like 60 times cooler! I think you have a great artist on your hands.
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009 03:03:44 PM »

did you let him choose his own colors from all of them or did you just give him the ones on the painting?  Either way they're still super cute!
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