Friday, May 25, 2012

From Mirror to Chalkboard

OK...I'm trying this again!!
I just wanted to share with you this Chalkboard that I just finished
 along with a wonderful blog and Blog Party that I thought you all might enjoy.

But for some reason I couldn't for the life of me get things to link up properly so....
I just gave up and deleated the whole darn thing.  :(

Anyway I'm back now and here it is...

The Chalkboard I purchased at a garage -
Well maybe I should say the Mirror I purchase at a gargae sale...Very Cheap!!  :)
The frame was so lovely I choose to leave it as is, so I covered it with painters tape and simply spary painted the mirror with Krylon's Chalkboard Paint
Maybe to much so!!  I had planed to sell it at my booth Viking Village but my daughter REALLY wanted it for her room....
So here it hangs counting down the days till Summer Vacation...YEA!!!

Now if all things work this time I will send you to the lovely blog I tried so hard to do earlier today:
Nope it's not going to work...I will just have to put it on my side bar...look for this button and give her a visit!!  :)  Along wit all the other Groovy parties there!!

Now let me ask you...My computer is saying "HTML cannot be accepted: closing tag has no matching opening tag"...but I don't know what that means or how to fix it. Help!


May I also add that my spell check is not working which for me is also a VERY BAD THING!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kids Art: Giraffes (With Some Very Unique Markings)

Here is a fun project we did in art class that I will certainty do again!!!
The kids have been been enjoying adding patterns to all of our art work so ...
Why not Giraffes?


After showing the kids some examples of giraffes I found on Etsy...(just to get their creative juices going), I did a directed draw of a Giraffe on the white board for the kids that weren't sure where to get started.

Oil Pastels with Water Color painted over it.

I love that even when I show them step by step how to draw something they all turn out so wonderfully different!! 

We discussed different kinds of shapes they might want to use for the marks on the Giraffes...
And I let them choose what type of media....
Oil Pastels, Markers or Water Colors.

As you can see they turned out ....



Oil Pastels

Each one just as unique..

Oil Pastels with water color

Oil Pastels

As the child who created it!!!

Oil Pastels

So there it is...Some very unique Giraffes...
Give it a try with your was loads of fun!!
And as usual....

Thanks for stopping by!!
PS:  I will  be linking up to many of the parties on my side bar!  :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Little Green Bookshelf

Well I finally painted that little bookshelf I got last fall Summer???...I can't even remember when I purchased it!!  But I do remember I got a great deal on it ...$3.00 at the GW!!  :)

So here is what it looked like before...just a plain, boring, beat-up, dark brown stain...

I already had a little "tester" jar of Martha Stewart Paint in Salvia...
So I deiced to add some Plaster of Paris to it...making my own Chalk Paint,
(2/3 paint to 1/3 Pof P plus a little warm water to thin it a tad)

After letting the paint dry for about a week or two (did I mention I have a hard time finding time to craft)...I added the word read with these VERY OLD Stencils my mom had given me...Well the paint ran under the stencils and some of the cardboard stuck to the case when I took them off (not sure stenciling is my thing), plus I probably should have watered my paint down some.

So I deiced to hit it hard with sand paper and see if that helped did!!  :)

I then waxed it with Briwax in Golden Oak and considered it done!!!

Now on to other projects...
(right after I link up to those awesome parties on my side bar).
Thanks for stopping by!!


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