Sorry guys, I’ve been slacking a bit! However, someone in my house has been very busy building and working on projects. My dad took Bailey to a supply store here in Miami and got some “real artist” supplies. He was so proud he’s been building, painting and making a mess of the house. So I’ve been cleaning up after him instead of creating.
Here’s something he did on Saturday…all by himself…except where fire was involved. I supervised the candle part of the project but he was so proud of the finished work.
Freebie Alert – I asked him what he wanted to do with it after he was done with it, and he said he wanted to give it away on my website. So whoever wants it, just drop me a line and I’ll send it your way! All you have to do is frame it.
If not, you can have your little ones make one of their own.
He wanted a light background that looked like night, so I made a mixture with some brewed coffee and black paint. Mixing the black paint with water made it too light against the white of the canvas. Coffee gave it that brownish, gray color we were looking for.
With a paper towel, he blotted the solution on the canvas.
Here’s what it looks like once it’s done. Don’t mind the Model Magic that’s right next to this. My house is full of locos and we were working on two projects at once. Why not? Heck, more mess to pick up after. Come one, come all!
With a glue gun, he glued the crayons to the bottom of the canvas. Then lightly glued the branches on the tree (just so we can remove the excess crayons once they’re melted.
Here’s B working the hair dryer.
Once he melted the crayons to his liking, we took off the branches and then placed a couple of pieces of cut up gold crayon hide the empty spaces where the crayons used to be (don’t worry, I did the cutting). No need to glue these since you won’t be moving the canvas around.
Using a tea light, I let him hold the bottom end of the crayon about an inch away from the fire. Once the crayon bottom is soft, you can begin to make the shape of your object. Use the bottom as you would a stamp. His was an owl.
Here’s the finished work. He wanted to add some jewelry beads to add flowers to the tree. I had to make him stop or it would have ended like one big carnival. I promised we’d do a different one real soon.