Hand Painted Coastal Christmas Stockings Beach, Ocean Stockings

turtle fish and starfish beach Christmas stockings
I just finished these hand painted Beachy Christmas stockings in natural canvas.


Lucy Designs hand painted sea life stockings
Update!... I'm interrupting this post from 3 years ago to show you my 
most recent designs for 2014, all available in my Etsy shop...
please continue reading!

beach stockings in red
...these in red.

red canvas stockings
I started with plain canvas stockings...
don't forget to put a plastic bag on the inside 
in case the paint seeps through

starfish Christmas stocking

hand painted beach starfish stocking
I've done many projects where I paint on fabric
and I use the same technique on these stockings.

handpainted sea turtle beach stocking
Sea turtle...

I lightly drew an outline of my placement for the main designs
 with white chalk which is then covered by the paint.

If any chalk remains, I use a dry Mr. Clean magic eraser
and it wipes right off.

painted stocking
All of these designs are nothing more than a series of dots.
I use the end of different size paintbrushes to make the dots...

hand painted fish Christmas stocking

hand painted beach designs stocking

hand painted fish Christmas stocking
fish detail

hand painted canvas Christmas stocking
for the backs I used random white dots 
to finish them off

painted starfish stocking
For the red starfish I used a paintbrush...

hand painted canvas Christmas stocking starfish
fish beach Christmas stockings

hand painted rubik's cube stocking, zebra stocking and harlequin and animal print stocking
These are other painted stockings I've made in the past.
On these I painted the entire background 
of the stockings as well as the designs

hand painted coastal stockings
Update November 2014...
Check out all my new beach stocking designs in my Etsy shop 

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Hand Painted Christmas Ornaments Animal Print, Checks, Dots and Swirls

They are big ornaments! MUCH bigger than the ornaments I recently painted
for a Pet Shop, but still fun and funky

Here they are primed.
I found them at a designer closeout sale and they were painted in a matte gold.
They are thick, hard plastic and about 12 inches long.
They were also missing the hanger piece when I found them.

I added a wooden knob and screw eye to replace the hanger.
Here they are in process... 
avert your eyes from my messy looking work space.

Then the fun began painting all the different 
patterns and designs....

The lovely and talented Mary over at 
how I get my checks so straight...?
Well...If you look closely, you will see that 
they are not perfect by any means.
I don't draw it out before but just go for it and 
somehow the overall effect looks straight-ish  haha

Stripes, dots and swirls...
I paint most of my dots with my fingertip

Gotta have animal print in there too....

More checks...


There are 11 ornaments...

...all different combos

all Sold

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