Hello all my Blogger friends.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and see what I've been doing. Today is my day sharing with you as a design team member for the Kraaft Shaak for the August challenge. It is my honor and privilege to be chosen for this amazing team. Heather is the sweet store owner who truly cares about the community she has created and shares her talent with us all on a regular basis. This month we are talking about back to school. Yup, not that far away now. I have a few little people in my life who are readying for this life event. So this is some of how I plan to help. Following are projects I created,, are easy enough for you to do and could be done with the kiddos.
Starting with a wooden panel from the craft store...sand rough surfaces and
paint the surface with a blue chalk paint. Add lettering, doodles, a cute fox and command clips. Now it is a great way to display artwork from school.
Then I found a premade apron to dress up and keep painty spills off school clothes at the local craft store. The hot pink ruffle just said, take me home and jumped in my shopping cart. Well, you know how I am with a blank canvas. I had to alter it. I remembered the stencils that came in my Mixed Media kit from the Kraaft Shaak and knew what I wanted to do.
Using the stencil supplied in my mixed media kit I painted the ruffle. Then I use some white Dina Wakley paint with the new tip to write and draw designs. The heavy bodied paint is similar to dimensional paint, thick and creamy. Then I found a bottle of hot pink glitter glue to jazz it up some more.
Oh and I wasn't done yet. There are surfaces still available for me to paint. lol
I figure every kid needs a lap board to clip paper to when doing homework while flopped on the bed or couch. Right??? I started with dollar store clip boards. The blue one is done with book covering from the same store, chalkboard and Dina Wakley paints using Tim Holtz's Schoolhouse stencil. The pink and white is Dina heavy body paint and hot pink Pebeo. I wanted it to look like the bokeh camera effect so I painted using a round sponge.
Well that's my take on the back to school challenge.
check out the other posts over at the Kraaft Shaak. There are a ton of videos to watch, other blogs to follow and loads of inspiration and fun! ttfn
P.S. If you stop by the Kraafters Kommunity on Google+ you can see pictures of a Gelli® play day we had recently. I printed scarves, shirts and pencil cases.
P.P.S. Heather has some awesome exclusive products made from her own art. What a great way to share her talent with others while supporting the Shaak.
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