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Paint Roller Tape Resist Art

Paint Roller Tape Resist Art - The paint on paint tape resist creates a beautiful marbled look for your letters.

Our upcoming move has become a great source of inspiration in our crafts lately. With all of the time that we have been spending packing & fixing up our house to put it on the market, it is no wonder. We painted our finished cellar last week. My daughter wanted to help my husband roll the paint on the walls, but being the paranoid mom that I am, I did not want her downstairs breathing in the paint fumes. It did give me an idea though. I thought it might be fun for her to use a smaller detail roller to make a pretty piece of art.

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White-Out Resist Painting

White Out Resist Painting

 

Yesterday we found ourselves in a little bit of a dilemma. We did not have any childcare for our daughter. I was just returning from being out for a full week after my gall bladder surgery & my husband could not take the day off either. We were not sure what we were going to do. My brother-in-law volunteered to take her, but would not be able to get her until the afternoon, so I asked my work if I could bring my daughter to work for a few hours in the morning. They said “No problem”, so Mai came to work with me.

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Wax Paper Ghosts

We love Halloween and making Halloween arts and crafts in our home. This year so far, we have made cauldrons, witches’ shoes, jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, mummies, and pumpkin patches, but no ghosts. Ghost crafts have always been a tricky one for me. Ghosts should be transparent, shouldn’t they? But, it seems like they never are. That’s what makes the wax paper so great in these wax paper ghosts, even with a little paint they still keep some of their transparency and look adorably haunting.

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What you will need:

Wax paper

White & black acrylic paint

Construction paper

Paint brushes

Water

Optional: Watercolor paper, watercolors & Sharpie

Directions:

Cut or rip a piece of wax paper into a ghost shape.

Wet a paintbrush and dip it into white paint. Paint one side of the wax paper. The paint will not stick completely to the wax and that is ok. It will give transparency to the parts where the paint doesn’t stick. The wetter the brush, the less the paint will stick and the more transparency.

Press the wax paper directly onto a piece of dark construction paper or onto a painted background. Scroll down to see our ghosts with a painted background.

Add as many ghosts as you like using this same method.

Use black paint to add faces to your ghosts.

Set your ghosts aside to dry. Almost all of our ghosts stuck when the paint dried. Only one came loose. If your ghosts come off, use a glue stick to glue it back into place.

We also made ghosts set on a background. For the background, we used watercolor paper. I drew bare trees on with a Sharpie.

I painted over the Sharpie with watercolors and then let the background dry.

Then I repeated the steps above to make the ghosts and add them to the background. I love how you can see a hint of the trees and background through the ghosts.

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Pastel & Watercolor Winter Scenes

We are expecting our first snowfall tomorrow. There are very few things as beautiful to me than the first snowfall of the year. Just the thought of snow, made me giddy and inspired this fun and pretty art project for the kiddos. We live in the woods, so I just wanted something that looked like our backyard after a snow storm.

  This is an easy painting project that will be fun for kids to adults. I think they will love how the pastel resist and the watercolors work together to make these simple winter scenes.


Pastel resist and watercolor painted winter scene - pretty and easy winter and Christmas art project for kids

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Watercolors & Pastels Indian Corn

Am I the only one obsessed with Indian corn? I am not exactly sure what it is about those colorful ears of corn, but I just love them. Indian corn is so pretty to me and it makes for fun arts and crafts for the fall. This easy to make Indian corn project is made using pastel resist and watercolors. The results are beautiful. 
Mixed Media Indian Corn with Pastels, watercolors and newspaper. Arts and crafts for kids. Fall and autumn painting projects

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Shape Castle Silhouettes With Watercolors

It is Harry Potter mania in my house. My daughter and I just finished book one, The Sorcerer’s Stone and are now moving on to The Chamber of Secrets.  She is in love with all things Harry Potter and so am I.  This past week the focus has been on Hogwarts Castle. I love castles and with all of the Harry Potter talk in the house I felt inspired to paint a little bit of Hogwarts. This kicked off our castle projects. We have been practicing drawing and painting castles and made these fun castle silhouettes with watercolors and construction paper.

Shape Castle Sihouettes with Watercolors and construction paper - kids arts and crafts. #painting #fairy tales #magical

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Beautiful Landscape Projects for Kids

Landscape projects are a favorite of ours. I just adore the soft and peaceful feel of them. There are so many pretty scenes that you can create and there is a variety of ways in which you can do it. We dabble with different ways to create landscapes all the time and we love seeing and trying other ideas that we see too. We love this collection of fun and creative landscape projects for kids and we think that the adults will have fun with these too. I know that I do. Whether you want to use paints, pastels, construction paper, nature, magazines or even food, we have a beautiful landscape art idea here for you.
Beautiful Landscape Projects for Kids - #painting #watercolors #landscape #art #kids #paper #techniques #crafts #pastels

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Mixed Media Bookmarks

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If you have a reader and crafter at home, these mixed media bookmarks are a great idea.

I have been reading to my little girl since the day that she was born. Reading is an important part of my life and I wanted to make sure that it was the same for my daughter. I tried teaching her to read as soon as I thought that she was ready. She loved books, but it was no easy feat. She was resistant and would get frustrated easily. This year, she started Kindergarten and it became even more important for us to work on her reading together. Still, she did not like working with mommy and then we were introduced to Reading Eggs.


Mixed Media Bookmarks for kids sponsored by Reading Eggs. Arts and crafts for young readers and book lovers.

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Mandala Sugar Paintings

We love trying different paint methods and techniques. We have tried many fun processes, but sugar painting is by far my favorite. I’m just so in love with this technique. It is fun to watch and the results are just gorgeous. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at our mandala sugar paintings.Sugar painting is a gorgeous paint technique and fun process. - Glossy sugar and watercolor painted mandalas - Kids arts and crafts

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Watercolor Black Glue Fall Art

The fall is drawing near and this fall loving lady is thrilled. I love all things fall and am excited to be teaming up again with an amazing group of ladies to bring you our newest collection of black glue art for the fall. If you have never tried black glue art before, I suggest you try it. It is a wonderful exercise in hand-eye coordination and the results are bold and beautiful. If you don’t believe me, just check out the gorgeous black glue fall art projects below and see for yourself.

Beautiful black glue and watercolor art projects for the fall. Autumn arts and crafts for kids

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