It’s time for the Monthly Destash! This month, I sort of cheated. Yeah….I started this challenge and I cheated. But actually not. This month, I decided to destash a project I started THREE YEARS AGO.
Three years ago, I had this great idea. I took my son’s hand prints in specific colors to create Avengers art out of them….sounds good, right? Did at the time! I took them on large cardboard and stored them away.
Yeah, that artwork didn’t happen. Until NOW.
My eldest (age 6) loves the Avengers. (Ok, to be fair, at age 3 when I started this, he loved the Avengers…now he seem to be all about Pokemon.) Anyway, I took these handprints and have been storing them away to create artwork.
OMG, just seeing this photo is killing me. THREE YEARS AGO???
I want to say I got these frames at Michaels, but I honestly can’t remember. They are shadow boxes, which I thought was a nice change from a basic frame.
Now for the messy part! This is where you get creative. For Captain America, the colors are red and blue. For Iron Man, just red for now. Green and purple for the Hulk, and red and blue again for Spiderman.
I googled pictures of the comic book versions to figure out where to put which color paint on J’s fingers.
Once the hand prints were done, it was time to transform them into superheroes! Using a combination of sharpies and paint pens, I started drawing faces and emblems to better outline the hand prints into their alter egos.
Really, your creative license takes over here, but you can always use my drawings for reference! 🙂
Once all my characters were fleshed out, I cut them out and started work on the backgrounds. I took the paper that came with the frames and flipped it to the back, blank side and used that. When I first thought up this idea, I’d snagged a stencil I thought was appropriate for a comic book background – and now I finally got to open it!
I pulled out my old stash of ink pads and got to work. I alternated colors on each page, red and yellow for one and blue and green for another. Once the backgrounds were dry, I taped the cut out hand prints on them and popped them back in their frames.
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So what do you think of my superhero hand print art project? It’s nice to have a forgotten project all sewn up!
Don’t forget to check out all the other great crafty de-stash projects in the group!