Crafty (& Handy)

Francesca’s Painting

I couldn’t show this until now because it was a gift…

Francesca's Finished Painting

I had created a similar painting a few years ago for little Ross on his first Christmas, so now it was baby Francesca’s turn.

It was a simple process. I created the layout for the 16′ x 20′ canvas in Illustrator with a vector frame from istockphoto. I printed it out on 4 sheets of paper, taped them together, and traced the design onto the canvas with carbon paper. Once the pencil outline was on the canvas, I simply ‘colored’ it in with paint.

Francesca's Painting, in progress

Merry first Christmas, Francesca!

The Finished Painting

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  • miss.supafly
    December 27, 2007 at 9:36 am

    Oooh, very cute, and what a great & easy project! I would never have thought to do that. I assume you typed the name in Illustrator too? Great font! :)

  • {evy}
    December 27, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    So cute! Thanks for sharing how you did this. xoEvy

  • Gypsy Purple
    December 28, 2007 at 9:50 pm

    Hope you had a blessed Christmas. Wishing you and yours a prosperous 2008!!!

  • Caroline
    December 31, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Oh, that is so funny. I have a printed out close up outline of wheat already printed out and a canvas bought to do the same thing (the pic was even from iStock!) Thanks for posting – this will push me to actually get mine painted.