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.

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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!
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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
Starfish...

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
fish...

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
detail
fish beach Christmas stockings
fishy...

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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