Peacocks in Magnolia Tree

Peacocks in Magnolia Tree
24" X 60" Alkyd and Gold Leaf on Board

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Children's Hand Print Zoo Animals for Needlepoint

James and I have been very busy printing hands on Needlepoint Canvases.  James is my five year old God Son, and I have been painting his hands, printing with them, and then he cheerfully goes and washes off the paint.  We are going to make some more hand prints in different colors, but this is what our collaboration has produced so far.  Now a couple of the canvases got some extra spots of paint on them, but working with a child of five, eager to help is fun, and paint does happen.  If you should want your child's or grandchild's, or significant other child's hand print just buy the canvas and paint their hand with Acrylic paint.  Try to position the hand so the animal semi-makes sense, or if you just want to stitch a Zoo Animal or Aquarium make-believe fish order these canvases from Jelly Bean Stock.  James and I have a few more animals to hand stamp, and then I do the painting of the different critters.  We had fun making these for you, and I hope you have a great deal of fun stitching them.  Some have glitter, all are brightly colored, and all are 10" X 10" canvases Zweigart 18 count, but the borders are different widths depending on where Jame's hand ended up on the canvas.
Here are the silly little canvases that make me smile, and were so much fun to create for you!!!

These small ten inch by ten inch canvases can be obtained by going to Jelly Bean Stock, and James and I will soon be using his hand to make more Zoo animals and pretend creatures of the deep especially for you!
I have been learning stitches from the Needlepoint 101 book, and perhaps I might even know how to do more than the tent stitch and the Basket weave stitch.  Everything takes time, but half the fun is the journey getting there.  Write when I get work, and enjoy your day whatever you do!

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