Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pretty Maids All In A Row

OR

"Freehanding" For Dummies.

Kinda like this stencilling technique, minus the stencilling.

STEP 1. PRINT IT OUT

Sadly, finding the perfect font took longer than anything else on this project. When you're done, find an old catalog/magazine to cut on.

IF YOU SKIP THIS STEP, you'll be carvin' up your table.

Not that I would know from experience.STEP 2. CUT IT OUT

Now's the time to get rid of any funk edges that could drive you crazy if you had to see them everyday. You know, if you're that picky. Which apparently I am.

STEP 3. STICK IT WHERE YOU WANT IT

Ah man...I could go so many ways with that.

But I'll avoid temptation and show you that for this the perfect height for me was the margin of the piece of paper plus the width of a paint stick.

I'm pretty sure that's the answer for any mathematical equation. Watch:

What's the circumference of a 12.795" circle?

Answer: The margin of the piece of paper plus the width of a paint stick.

See? Works every time. What a shame I never finished college.

STEP 4: TRACE & THEN PAINT

STEP 5: HAVE DREAMS OF PERFECTLY ORGANIZED CHILDREN.

Don't you love the way that the numbers compliment the blue in Spongebob's eyes?

P.S. Check out who else was inspired to take on this project:

"Duck and Chicken Painting Numbers On The Wall,"

by Brendan.

10 comments:

  1. I love his art! Those are some good block numbers he did!

    The idea of the numbers over the backpacks are great -- you are better than pottery barn baby!

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  2. You know, mom; if you wrote a book, you would sell more than me.

    Ps- have you HugEd a Snape today?
    HAHAHAHAAAA
    NOT funny!

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  3. And PPS-

    Persephone's MIDDLE name is Rebecca.

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  4. HA!! At first I couldn't tell the difference and then I saw the feet:) Love the numbers! Have I told you my plans for your career?

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  5. More super cute ideas.. have you found the the winning lottery ticket to come visit me and my table? LOL! I think I will be working on it next week... alittle nervous! I love love love Brendans Art work... really I want some to hang up!

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  6. Love it, but I think I will steal that brilliant idea but use my cricut and cut vinyl numbers. Too bad I'm not creative :(

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  7. totally cute! as always! did you make that hanging rack from scratch too?

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  8. Now you need to assign a whistle to each child, and when you blow it, they all come running and line up according to age. And some matching sailor outfits...

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  9. Wouldn't it have been easier to just secure the paper to the wall & paint instead of tracing & trying to stay within the lines? And I think I saw your mind outside in the gutter, you might wanna go get it!

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