Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A Week of Boy Wall Art - Part 3: Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh Welcome Baby Gift

One of our employees, actually one of our favourite employees, had a baby boy named Isaiah a couple weeks ago.  Before the baby came, he had proudly shown me the nursery he and his girlfriend created with a Winnie the Pooh theme and I didn't remember seeing much on the walls.

Truth be told, I'm not a huge fan of character/cartoon themes but Winnie the Pooh, if it's done well, can be beautifully classic and that was my inspiration for their gift.

I love how this turned out!

What I used
- Ikea Ribba frame
- Metal letters from Dollarama that I bought ages ago
- Red acrylic craft paint
- Tissue paper
- Fine tip Sharpie
- Print out of a Winnie the Pooh line drawing from Google images
- Water-based craft varnish from Walmart

- White card stock
- Tape
- Aileen's craft glue

- Paint the letters red (2-3 coats).  Once the letters are fully covered & dry, paint with craft varnish.
- Trace the Winnie the Pooh image onto tissue paper using the Sharpie
- Lay the tissue paper image onto card stock and paint on the varnish to create the impression of a hand-drawn picture

- Once the varnish is dry, paint the leaf red then the cut the card stock to fit behind the matting

- Glue the letters onto the matting (centered at the bottom) then secure the image with tape to the frame backing before assembling.

He's such a sweet little bear in black and white.
- Jacs

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