Saturday, July 21, 2012

family handprints

The running joke about Pinterest is that we're all pinning things - particularly craft ideas - and then never, ever doing them. "Oh, what a great project! I have to do that!"

I'll admit: I'm largely guilty of this. Which is why I am so pleased to show you this:


I saw a similar idea on Pinterest using traced handprints cut out of paper and stacked and wanted to do it on stretched canvas with paint. And then I actually did it.

It was super simple and very cheap: a stretched, gessoed canvas and acrylic craft paint from the dollar store. I painted the canvas a pale blue, let it dry, and then painted our hands in descending order of size and pressed them on the canvas. The only thing I would do differently is put a small book inside the canvas stretcher to keep the canvas from moving when pressed and enable a better print.

I foresee an annual memento in the making.


  1. I really like that. It's kind of late for us to do that now, but it's a really neat idea.

  2. That is awesome!

  3. Cute! I'd date it somewhere for future reference (and esp. if you're going to do another one in a future year(s)!)



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