Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Preschool Crafts for Kids*: Summer Handprint Crab Craft

Preschool Crafts for Kids*: Summer Handprint Crab Craft: This cute little Summer hand print crab craft is perfect for summer camps or a trip to the beach. You just need red pain, hands, paper ...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Baby Skeleton Painting

This little bugger was pretty easy to pull off. I got a few small wooden cradle panels (sold at your local art shop, and are usually pretty inexpensive) I painted a wash of baby blue on the whole thing. Let it dry and then sketched on the image. 

Painted in everything that was background, when it was dry I painted the sides and put some small highlights on the eyes and nose. Aaaand Done!

I also tried my hand at creating a "Day of the Dead" style Skull, I'm not ecstatic about how it turned out, maybe I'll have better luck next time. :)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

DIY - Modern Art

So you say you have some blank walls in the house in need of artwork? Try out this easy this easy idea from "The Weekend Artist" by Gerard Smith

You can make your own art easily with a mug/jar/glass/bowl and some paint.

Squish out a generous amount of paint on to a flat surface large enough for you to dip the mouth of your glass in. Tupperware lids work good for this. If you can't fish something out of your recycling, some clear cello wrap over a cookie sheet will do the trick.

Dab and stamp away until you have a design you like. If you find you've gone overboard, you can always paint the entire canvas and start again when the background color is dry.

If you are the paranoid sort, you can always cut a sheet of paper the size of your canvas and do a few trial runs until you come up with a layout you like. 

Try it out, upload a pic and send me a link, I always want to see how it turned out! 
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Ma Famillia

A quirky take on the traditional family tree silhouettes. Make your own with a dim room, bright light and tracing paper, or foam sheets from the dollar store. 

Once you have the silhouette cut out mount on a contrasting color and hang for maximum amusement :)

Share links in the comments, I'd love to see what you come up with!