Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Craft club junior! Book page art

Following from the previous nights book page craft club (here) I thought I would try it with the boys!
I let them use the sharpies under supervision (but still ended up with a permanent doodle on the tablecloth!).
Then they used crayons to colour it in. It took a little persuasion to get them to leave some bits blank for the colour to show through but they were really impressed with the results. I was too!!!

 JJ decided to draw 'Daddy's car'!
 While Eden went with a house design!
I love them!

Craft Club - Book page art!

After I had such fun making a house warming card (here) last week it seemed a great project for Craft Club!
I loved everyone's creativity and the different approach everyone took. We found a bit of 'pinspiration' in  some designs and others took their cues from the book pages themselves such as Tara's cute dummy drawing in the parenting manual.
We also used various art materials - mainly water colours of which Jacquie educated us all on the official colour names, as well as pencils and paint markers. The outlines were done with either a fine tipped or standard sharpie.
It was also a great fun night a lovely excuse to drink wine and craft with friends!

Here are some picture and results!

Junk Art !

This is a project that has been on the go for a good few months now!
I wanted to get rid of a lot of the boys toys that weren't being loved anymore or were broken but thought they would bring some happy memories in years to come so I decided a giant rainbow art piece was the way to go!
I started by pencilling out a rainbow onto a canvas which Joplin then painted.
I then began to glue-gun the toys I had collected on to the canvas in their different colour spaces. 

 It is gradually being built up. The only big hitch though is that when it is left between gluing sessions the boys 'discover' their old toys again and want to re-love them!! See those white patches? They were once filled with toys!!

And here is the finished product!! Still a work in progress really and I am still trying to persuade Eden that he really doesn't need the purple broken toy dinosaur he hasn't played with in months! It was great fun too make although a larger project than I originally thought!