Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baby Prints

I used to paint signs all the time and tried to sell them a few years ago.  With everyone having vinyl cutters of their own, I rarely paint signs.  But I made this one when our first son was born, and plan to add each kid's foot and hand prints to have them all together.
Each kid will be a different color, so with my son green, and Ellaria red, it looks like Christmas, but we plan to have future kids that will mix it up.

I just use water-soluble craft paint to stamp their prints.  The hands are the hardest, but Ellaria did pretty great on this sign.

It was interesting to compare her tiny hand to her brother's huge mitt side by side.

I also make them a little block for their room, with the hands and feet.  Ellaria's weren't very good prints, her hands were just smears, but that's what you get I guess.
I just paint the name, birth date, weight and length on there.

I wish I had a Silhouette to make it easier, but for now the text is painted and is pretty much free and so that's what I use.
Her block goes on the shelf in her corner.


María Isabel said...

Qué lindos!!! Qué bendición de Dios esas manitas tan chiquitas.
God bless you all!
María Isabel

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

super cute!

Tasha said...

In love. So cute.

Chris said...

Being able to paint beautiful letters is a lost art, almost. I love yours!

Cerise said...

Beautiful!! Such a great idea!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is gorgeous Jess!! :)

Tightwad Mom said...

I love your baby print sign. You are such a talented person. I'm in awe of all you do!!

Amie said...

I love this idea!

Tas said...

Gorgeous keepsakes. Wish I'd thought of that 8 years ago. I do have little painted foot and hand prints on pieces of paper so I do at least have something for them to keep.

amber said...

such a precious idea!! love this for a keepsake :)

Lu said...

So cute! I love keepsake pieces like this. And your hand-painted letters are PHENOMENAL. I had no idea they were painted and not vinyl.


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