Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Importance of Repetition

Most of the time G and I are in the studio during the day (when her brothers are in school), I don’t post about it. Why? Because she’s painting, nothing flashy, nothing complicated. But maybe, oh, four or five days … Continue reading

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Watercolor Tape Resist

Materials: Watercolor paper, liquid watercolors, painter’s tape; my original tape resist post is here, and another version is on Kidoinfo here Over break, V wanted to make another tape resist, but we had no canvases. No problem! He used watercolor … Continue reading

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Art to Stamp: A Parent-Child Collaboration

Materials: Child’s original artwork; Speedball Speedy Carve block; linoleum cutting set (which I found at a craft store, so I could use a 55% off coupon!) An alternate title to this post could be Mamas Need Inspiration, Too! I decided … Continue reading

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Painting Stars

Materials: Watercolor paper, liquid watercolors After painting hearts and snowflakes, my two youngest naturally wanted to paint stars next, but on watercolor paper this time. I cut out the stars for them. A slight digression: N gets frustrated trying to … Continue reading

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Psst…

My more crafty side is over at Kidoinfo today, sharing a tutorial suitable for adults and older kids: DIY Project: Bottle Cap Magnets. Check it out!

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Painting Like Monet

(Inspired by Monet, of course, and Linnea in Monet’s Garden.) Materials: Watercolor paper, tempera cakes and/or liquid watercolors, brushes of various sizes What with all our looking and reading and visiting, N was keen to try to paint with dabs, … Continue reading

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