Sunday, July 15, 2012

Painting For Charity - Thomas The Tank

If you've been following my blog, you are familiar with my Painting For Charity projects. 
During the spring, I embarked on one for the Mario Lemieux Foundation, more specifically, Austin's Playroom Project. 

I found my inspiration while perusing the children book shelves at TJ Maxx and stumbled across this great little Thomas & Friends book.


I discovered when I opened up the book was a dozen Thomas & Friends miniature engines.   It dawned on me that they would fit perfectly on the rockers of a rocking chair.  And from there, the Thomas & Friends chair was born.


With the strongest glue known to man (& woman!!!) I placed and glued my 12 little engines along the rails.


They were perfect!!!


Next, I decided to incorporate the engines' names and I used the simplest tracing trick.  After printing the names, I covered the reverse side with pencil and then taped them into their spot on the chair between the rails.  I then traced the names and painted them.  It was that easy...




I applied the same technique to both the back and front of Thomas & Friends chair.




Here he sits with a basket of Thomas & Friends toys waiting for the lucky bidder!!!



Let me know what you think...

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8 comments:

  1. This is my 2nd attempt at trying to post a comment..."I love your latest Children's Chair creation...It is soooo adorable & unique...I'm certain it will raise a generous sum for the Foundation...You don't often see little chairs/rockers for the "little guys" so I know it will be a huge hit!"

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  2. I love your painting for charity post. That rocker looks super cute!

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  3. Nice job! That's adorable! I'm happy to be your newest follower via the Mom's Mingle, and would love a visit back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com! :)

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  4. This is sooo adorable.. this is the perfect item for any Thomas Fan andI am sure it will bring a pretty penny to your foundation! You did a beautiful job.. Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  5. My train-obsessed four-year-old is drooling over that chair!

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