Monday, April 26, 2010

Panda Family

I had so much fun painting Pan-Dee on canvas I thought I would do it again but this time with his family. 

The blank canvas is from Michaels' and comes in a pack of two. You can often find it on sale for $5 for the pack. Using the Create-A-Critter cartridge, I cut out the panda image in 3 sizes. I wished there was an easier way to do this but the freezer paper method (using fabric paint) that worked wonderfully on t-shirts did not work as well here. I don't know if it is because that the canvas has been pre-treated with Gesso but for some reason, the freezer paper does not stick to the canvas. I decided to do this the old-fashioned way. I used the Cricut cut-outs as a stencil and traced around it with a pencil onto the canvas.

I put several coats of acrylic paint for each color and I thought it turned out pretty well. So I forgot to put a flower on Mama Panda but I think I can get away with gluing on a Prima flower on her later. By the way, the clouds are from the Paper Pups cartridge.


  1. Oh this is awesome! I would love something like this for my daughters room...tfs!

  2. I love this!!! My daughters are in love with the art. Makes me want to create some for my kiddos and hang in their room. :)