This is actually a trick that I learned while student teaching with the teacher who is now across the hall from me. I wanted to paint some Chicago Bears symbols on our bean bag boards for my hubby, but I’m not artistic at all – as much as I try to be! So, here’s how I made it work.
I printed a Chicago Bears symbol and then placed a transparency on top of it. I then traced the design onto the transparency with a permanent marker. Then I was able to project the image right onto the boards! That gave me a guideline to use while painting (and made it look like I knew what I was doing!)
For the first one I did I traced it in pencil first – which wasn’t necessary. You can see the pencil marks – and if you leave the projector on the entire time, there really is no need.
And one more hint if you are going to do something like this. Go slow. I rushed it and had to spend a lot of time fixing it up – which is really never that fun! But I’m happy with the way they turned out!
Head on over to Breezy Pink Daisies to see more fun projects AND the very exciting new, probably never ending, project I started today!!