Brenna sat down with me and watched one of the on-line art classes and said, "Ooooh! I want to try that!"
You should have seen how fast I took everything out and set it up in the kitchen. Art with my Brenna??? Oh, yeah, baby.
Out came the paints and brushes and canvas....
And we set to work.
First the base, then Brenna really got the hang of using the heat tool to dry each layer. She remembered it every time, unlike her mother.
We chose three colors to start with and Brenna picked out a stamp.
Then she proclaimed she was finished.
sigh...it's a start, right??!
I kept going, though, trying different layers and colors.
Then people wanted dinner.
Seriously? On this table?
I am happy to report my family was fed. Who knows what I fed them, but I don't recall any loud complaints, so I guess it must have sufficed.
Which is good, because then I went back to work...
And..... I kinda liked it.
I'm telling you what, Christy has this layering thing down to a slap-happy, messy fun science.
I added some raffle tickets that I cut into strips for the wings and the tail and some pretty paper for the neck line. The bird's body is from an old dictionary.
I used all paint for this background, no paper. I tried applying paint with bubble wrap, coffee sleeves, my brayer, a silk flower, ummm...I think that's about it. Oh, and stamps.
Then I had a "happy surprise". I wanted a little circle for his face, and got out my hole punch to see if the right color was in there for what I was thinking of. I spilled ALL the hole-punches and decided I really liked them on the canvas, so out came the glue!
Other strips of paper were added to make a branch.
Now it's sitting happily by my fireplace.
How messy is your kitchen today?