Monster Portraits

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Cricut

The Monster Makeover has begun!

I’m redoing my boys room with monsters, and the main attraction will be these fantastic monster paintings/portraits.

Love. Them.

I bought the Bump in the Night Cricut Lite cartridge specifically for this project, and look at all these great monsters! Boys stuff is getting better everyday, yes?

This project is easy peasy and you can, of course, do any kind of theme you can find a cartridge for – flowers, butterflies, animals, etc. The Cricut Lite carts are really great too – most of them are very specific to one theme and they have tons of images for that theme. The Lite carts don’t have all the extra accessories/words, etc. so you get fewer designs but they are pretty intense so it works out.

Paint a cheap canvas with acrylic paint. Do it nice and thick for bold colors.

Cut out your design (or draw if you’re amazing like that) and trace all the pieces onto the canvas with pencil. Paint to your satisfaction and voila!

Our little family of monsters!


1 Keri February 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

super cute kels. i’m inspired.

2 Jen Duke February 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

Those are really cute!

3 Kelsey February 22, 2012 at 10:13 am

I know! I’m so proud of this idea, and I love how it’s turning out AND how inexpensive it is. So cheap! I need to find something I can paint to go over our bed since that wall has been bare for almost 6 full years now…

4 Sheila Oxley February 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

That is a wonderful idea!!! I can’t wait to see the finished room.

5 Loretta February 29, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Really cute! I love the monster theme, so I’m looking forward to seeing the whole completed makeover :)

6 Susan October 1, 2012 at 9:07 am

Nice! I love a friendly, colourful monster any day! My son has one that guards him from scary monsters in the night. It’s from Monster Factory, a Canadian company that makes amazing stuffed monster friends – perhaps a good compliment for this lovely room?! Check them our:

7 Morgan Tarpley November 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

Hi Vanilla Joy! :)

This idea is super cute!! You did a great job!

I’m loving your website–just found it. You are so talented! I’m going to have to mention you and this site in a future blog post. I’ll link it.

“Pens on a World Map” blogger

8 Maria November 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I just found your website and I love it! You are so creative.

9 Kristiana December 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Super Cute Idea! The next person I know who is going to have a son I will definitely show them this!

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