I have just finished up another Christmas gift - this time for my granddaughter. (She doesn't read my blog so it is safe to share here). The idea started with these kits I picked up at the thrift store. They were complete and the original price tag on each was $35 - I paid $4 each for them so I was off to a good start!
My granddaughter does artwork on the computer, creating anime characters using the Paint program. So, the first thing I did was lay my hands on two of her pictures.
The kits came with a stretched canvas and a foam brush, scraper and jar of medium. First step is to copy the pictures on a laser copier on the special paper provided, making mirror images. Next you brush a layer of the medium over the artwork and the canvas.
Once this is dry, you do the same again, this time brushing in the opposite direction. Easy Peasy!
I think the two of them look pretty neat and will make a nice grouping on her wall and I think (or at least I hope!) that she will think it is pretty cool. So, one more handmade gift off the list!