Monday, October 28, 2013

Calvin & Hobbes Wall Art for a Fun Kid's Room!

As you know, ItsyBitsy is a Hobby and Craft Supplies MEGASTORE so if your hobby extends to art and painting, then this is your definitive destination for all things arty! So when I wanted some wall art for my kids' room, I figured I'd best do it myself and with ItsyBitsy around, it was easy peasy!

The MontMart range at ItsyBitsy is extraordinary! You've got literally EVERYTHING - from brush sets, to paints, to mediums, to canvases to easels. I decided to go with acrylic paints on a canvas background so everything you see here is painted as such.

I know what you're thinking - 'wow, Sunehra's an artist' - not quite! My mother taught me this fantastic way to draw perfect pictures. It's actually the approach followed in many kids activity books to help them draw but I never did it as a kid and I am seeing it's benefits only now.
  1. First, I find a picture online that suits my project. 
  2. I print it out on a piece of paper.
  3. With a pencil and ruler, I create a grid of 12 squares on this printout encompassing the entire picture. 
  4. Then I create a similar grid of 12 squares on my canvas with a pencil.
  5. I then attempt to copy the picture by using the grid as a guide.
  6. Once I'm done, I erase the grid lines from the canvas which is not easy so make sure the grid lines are very lightly drawn. 

Once I was done, I went to my local frame shop and got it framed in different colours. They had a great kids range, brightly coloured frames - perfect for my creations. 

What do you think of my wall art? Have you tried anything for your home? Would love to see. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to pop by!

Supplies Used


  1. I love Calvin and Hobbes comics.. and your wall art is super sunehra ..frames for the canvas are cool in diff. shades ..nice technique of drawing pictures..

  2. Waoh! I am in love with ur creations :)
    Do drop in & check what I have made with the canvas from Itsybitsy -

  3. wow!! very beautiful!! u really r a great artist Sunehra.. this requires lot of patience..
    Moxie Craftie

  4. Gosh, it's to believe you actually painted these! I can't dream of even attempting to make something like this!

  5. I simply love those wall arts. They really look great. And those wall arts made me wish I knew how to paint too. But how long did it take you to paint them?