Friday, February 17, 2012

Bears Bean Bag Boards - painting designs using an overhead!

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 for Christmas, 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. 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 was stupid. 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! And Kevin likes them as well!!


  1. This is so neat! My husband and I are HUGE Bears fans! Maybe I could make this for his birthday...

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  2. Great work! Glad they still have projectors :) Thanks for stopping by FFL!
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