SPORTS FAN DIY
So for Father’s Day this year, Gav and I wanted to not only give Jason something nice but also something that Gavin has made. So, we decided to make him a painting for his office! Gavin and I created a fun art piece for Jason for Father's Day with FSU’s logo on it, since they are his favorite college team. I took care of the more difficult parts, like cutting and taping but Gav had fun sponging the paint on the canvas!
1 8 in X 8 in canvas (get any size you want though)
1 cut out of your logo or image (on cardstock)
tape (double sided would be best)
white acrylic paint as the base and whatever other colors you choose to use (we did garnet and gold)
1 plastic plate
1 sponge brush
A cardboard box to put under the canvas so you don’t make a mess and a small paint brush (not pictured)
First, I cut out the FSU logo and then put tape on the back. I did not have double sided tape, so I just rolled up pieces of scotch tape. I wish I had the double sided though!
Once I got that taped up real good I centered it on the canvas and tried to make sure the edges were down as best I could.
This is where Gavin joined in. He put the three paint colors on a plate and tried to blend them a little but tilting the plate back and forth. He then took the sponge brush and dabbed it in the paint and then dabbed the canvas.
*Be careful here to not lift the edges of the cardstock. But if you do get a little paint in your logo it easily wiped off with a wet paper towel.
When the canvas was covered in paint I lifted the logo outline. Then I dabbed gold paint in the logo. After that was filled in, I took a small, flat paint brush and cleaned up the edges of the symbol.
We then took the paint brush and dipped it in the paint colors separately and splattered the painting to give it a little texture.
And voila, that was it!
This was an easy, and fun little project for Gav and I to do together and we got part of Jason’s Father’s Day present done! I feel like something handmade makes presents a little more special.
I hope you and your little one’s have fun with this and please post pictures of your finished products! I would love to see them!