My eldest nephew Kalvin loves basketball.
I started out with a couple basketball magazines and found some pics that would work together.
I painted the edges of the canvas black. I cut out circles from scrapbook paper.
I started around the edges and worked my way in.
Here is the back ground. The Mod Podge is still wet so you can see the white spots.
Here I have added on the images from the magazines.
On the bottom I added a dark orange paint. I used three brushes to create dotes around the edges. Afterward I added stickers to spell out basketball and mod podged over them to make them stick.
I worked on multiple paintings at the same time.
My nephew Garrett enjoys BMX'ing. I had seen an image on Pinterest with newsprint in the background and a black shadow image on top.
I used Christian scrapbook paper to Mod Podge on the canvas.
I printed an image from google images and cut it out.
I taped the image of the skateboarder and city and then traced it. I then removed the taped images and painted in.
I painted all of the edges around as well.
I wasn't sure what to do for Isaiah and then figured it out, Star Wars.
I started with printing an image of the words in Star Wars style.
Next I went to Star Wars Magazines and found images to use.
I cut out the Star Wars letters and started placing images behind the letters.
It took some time but seemed to all fit together. I tried my best to make sure I had a wide variety of images.
Next I had to Mod Podge down the images.
Here are the pictures down without the letters.
I used a painting pen to create the yellow lines.
I then painted around the yellow lines with black paint. The letters did turn out a little funny but it was tough getting the images put down in the right spots. I think it is pretty close.
This last one was for my nephew Tirso. He is only five but I really liked the idea and so I went with it anyways.
I had to start by figuring out how I would piece together the names. I started out with just the five kids names and then switched to adding my sister and brother-in-laws names as well. I got it so all of the names I are linked to Tirso with April and Josh's names off from his. I really liked how it worked out.
I then had to find the placement on a crossword board.
It took many try's to get it right.
I didn't have a brown and so I tried to create one. As you see it turned out more gray then brown but in person it is a little more brown then you see here. After the paint was dry I figured out spacing and started making lines.
I made the grid.
I then had to start painting the white lines.
I found the spots for the letters and colored them in. (After buying a new brown.)
I then added the colors of the board on it. I then put stickers on each of the letter squares. I had a hard enough time drawing the lines I didn't want to try and draw the letters too. I used Mod Podge to keep the letters down. It really needed something else and so I added Scrabble letters on the sides .