November 3, 2011

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.
I created these designs in 2011 and they became very popular so I added lots 
more designs to my coastal stockings over the years as shown in photo below.

Lucy Designs hand painted sea life stockings
Update! As of 2015 I'm no longer making the stockings, thank
you for all your past orders! 
August 2017 update...
Visit my new website for my hand painted coastal ornaments
and coastal themed mosaic ornaments like these...
beach Christmas ornaments coastal beach stained glass mosaic ornaments Beach coastal theme hand painted Christmas ornaments

beach stockings in red
I also made a pair in red and white.

red canvas stockings
I started with plain canvas stockings. When painting don't forget to put a 
plastic bag on the inside in case any 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 stocking.
To create my designs, I lightly drew an outline of my placement for the main design
 with white chalk then painted. The chalk is covered by the paint but if any chalk remains, 
I use a dry Mr. Clean magic eraser and it easily wipes 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
Fish stocking.

hand painted beach designs stocking

hand painted fish Christmas stocking
fish detail

hand painted canvas Christmas stocking
for the backs I applied white dots in a random pattern and
signed them at the bottom

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
Here are a few more 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 May 2017, visit my new Online store that features
my coastal and nature inspired mosaic art as well as Coastal Christmas Ornaments.
You can also find me on Facebook Instagram, Youtube and Pinterest too.

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

checked and dots whimsical Christmas ornaments.
They are big ornaments! They are bigger than the ornaments I recently painted
for a Pet Shop, but still fun and funky and I had a great time creating them.
Update May 2017
Visit my new online store dedicated to my mosaic art. I'm offering
 hand painted and mosaic ornaments in coastal themes for 2017!
Pop over and take a look.

primed ornaments for painting
I started by priming with spray primer.
I found them at a designer closeout sale and they were painted in solid matte gold.
They are thick, hard plastic and about 12 inches long.
They were also missing the hanger piece when I found them.

whimsical painted ornaments in process
I added a wooden knob and screw eye to replace the hanger.
Here they are in process with different basecoats and some of 
the decorative painting added. 
Please avert your eyes from my messy looking work space.

hand painted ornaments in different whimsical designs
Then the fun began painting all the different patterns and designs!

designer look hand painted Christmas finial ornaments
I've been asked 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 anything out beforehand but just go for it and 
somehow the overall effect looks straight-ish  haha

mixed patterns on hand painted ornaments
Stripes, dots and swirls...I paint most of my dots with my fingertip!

hand painted leopard animal print Christmas ornaments
Gotta have animal print in there too....

black and white check ornaments
More checks...

large finial style ornaments in animal print and stripes

hand painted whimsical Christmas ornaments
There are 11 ornaments...

finial check ornaments
...all different combos

hand painted whimsical checked ornaments
all Sold
Visit my new online store featuring mosaic art and coastal style ornaments. 
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