For paper and mixed media crafts!
Post your projects, share ideas, etc.
I made tags out of my painted backgrounds with scribble writing.
I’ll probably use them in my ATC swaps on swap-bot.
These colors and the writing - just gorgeous.
Thank you for setting this up @geekgirl
Last week at my little craft group we watched part of this video and started making paper houses with scraps. I had limited scraps with me and had to borrow some other scraps but I made/started these four (finishing two at home)
Then made some more and added washi tape to two of them
And here is one in-progress next to my scrap pile
I haven’t added a solid paper to the back or done any sewing like she does in the video, but I might. Mine are also much smaller than the ones in the video but they got me out of a mini crafting rut so I’m happy
I love your little houses!
I’m busy making envelopes to replenish my stash.
I have a bunch of off cuts measuring ~3”x 5-6”
Anyone want me to mail them some? I probably have enough to send out 3 envelopes
those are super cute! the first set reminds me of mushrooms. like little fairy houses.
oh just looked at the link - I like TreasureBooks videos!
Wowzers, those are my kind of colours
I have been playing with ideas for art curriculum all weekend. Nothing fancy, but new to me: oil pastels can be used like a scratch off print-making experience.
Here I am playing with an idea for K-1,meanwhile dreaming of beautiful drawings.
If this is new to you, too, it’s really cool!
(And now, I’ve posted and will remember this thread!)
the faux bois is going to be perfect for so many projects!
The fish! Oh, I am enchanted by them…
Great ideas - love the fish too.
I love these little elements! How did you do the textures on them? Are they stamps, drawings, some of both?
Thanks! It’s all fine-line pen or sharpie-size marker (black, white, or brown) on top of overwrought watercolor combinations. I’m trying to use up my cheaper-than-Crayola variety, which are naturally more of a challenge to work with and less satisfying, but doodling on top covers a multitude of sins!
The fortune fish of @Smmarrt got me thinking we don’t see enough fish in art projects!
Paper swap is posted - see you there!
if anyone is interested in a swap for Inchie Dice:
love your fodder pieces!
Did you know you can type on fabric? I did not.
This is washed but untreated muslin. I smudged with my finger and no result. I applied my aging solution (dirty paint water, coffee, and whatever else) and paint - still no smudging.
This is muslin with white gesso, clear gesso, and gel medium. I will type on this today.
But I’m thrilled that you can type on plain fabric!
I’m thinking fabric fortune cookies, fabric Valentines, and ……
Great. Now I need a typewriter.