My first DIY project on my blog! A chalkboard Memo board.
You will need:
- an open frame (no glass)
- foam board
- chalkboard paint
- embellishments, I used scrabble blocks and some cardboard cutouts
- glue gun
- color paper
- suede lace
- dimensional magic mod podge
I painted several coats of chalk paint criss-cross on the foam board. I used colored paper to cut out triangles so I could create the bunting flag idea. The glue gun came in pretty handy to get all the pieces together and I stuck my bunting flags onto the foam board. Cut out your cork in your desired size and shape and stick it on your foamboard. (make sure to see how foam board fits in the frame and stick your cork so it will not go under your frame) Then I added the 'To-Do' in scrabble pieces. I had some washi tape and cardboard cutouts that I wanted to add. With a little paint I made a wash around my cutouts to create a 3D effect.
I recently discovered Dimensional Magic from Mod Podge. That worked perfectly for my word MEMO. I wanted to add a bubble effect to my plain flat surfaced stamp. So after I glued it with mod podge onto hard card stock I added the dimensional magic on top. It takes about 2-3 hours to dry. After I cut the circles out I used the glue gun again to add it to my bunting flags.
That was the very last step in completing the memo board.
* This will also be my project at Jo-Anns in Barranca Parkway in Irvine during the month of June.
Last week I had the most fun Art Camp at the community center in Santa Ana CA. It was so much fun to be in the company of girls everyday from 9-12. We did the most amazing artwork and explore working in oil and soft pastels. Acrylic paint and water color. From cutting chain people out of color paper to making paper dolls.
Below are some of the samples of the classes.
Happy Easter everyone!
We made beautiful bunnies! We used soft pastels on white paper.
I am messy, disorganized and forgetful and need a little help... well most days that is. I love to tick of on my list as the day goes on and also like to have my to do list all in one place. So I was thinking about some sort of planner to help me get more organized. Combined with my girl drawings I made a whimsical to-do and to-be list! A friend suggested a dry erase board and I couldn't agree more! What a perfect idea! Thank you Alana for your input and feedback :-)
Coming soon too purchase!
I love origami and I love to fold beautiful paper. I am always looking for fun and kid friendly activities and this is a cute way to make Easter crafts with your kids.
A free download to try out :-)
Placement on paper, proportion of the mannequin, shading techniques, looking at shadows.. all of this was in our lesson today.
Who remember how to do those cut out chain people? They were the perfect add on for today's lesson. We had so much fun exploring different poses with our own bodies and then when we moved on to our lesson inspired by Keith Haring and his street art we had amazing street dancers.
It is so awesome to see how little people experience valentines day! Ruan and I gave all his friends in his class little crayon hearts with a card. Handwritten and very special.
In art class I decided to look at the art of Burton Morris. And this is our creations. Beautiful and bright and happy hearts!
Ice creams Wayne Thiebaud style. Acrylic on canvas panel. It was fun to paint with thick layers of paint.
I love being creative with children, they are so fun and spontaneous! A few lessons we have done so far this year are
Our name drawings inspired by Romero Britto.
Our beautiful portraits inspired by Amedo Modigliani with soft pastel on black construction paper.