Thursday, 16 March 2017

Three Sheep: Art Class 14

I've been baaaaaaad about sharing these sheep paintings. (I realize that was cheesy but I couldn't resist.) I actually did these over a year ago but because they don't suit my style, I've put off sharing them.

These paintings are done on pieces of board. Before we started painting we added texture using a mixture of plaster and glue. Once that was dry we painted them using acrylic. I managed to create both of these fairly quickly with a little guidance from the teacher.

M wanted to learn how to paint a sheep so I taught her and made another one myself. I miss the texture of the board but really like the colours I used.

I really like these sheep and think they turned out well but they're definitely not my style. For now they're living comfortably in the closet of my office/carft room until they find the right home.

Shared at: Life at Lakeshore Drive

Friday, 3 March 2017

Nail Polish Washer Necklaces

I know you can't tell from these photos but I actually made these nail polish washer necklaces over a year ago. I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to share them.

my necklaces

Supplies needed:
        nail polish (various colours and clear)
        washers (various sizes)
        toothpicks or other items to create designs
        string & scissors

Step 1: Paint your washer(s) using your nail polish. Try not to get it over the sides or on the back. Let it dry.

Step 2: Add a clear top coat of nail polish. I also used the clear nail polish to stick my two different washers together.

Step 3: Cut a piece of string to the desired length, loop it over your washer(s), and tie it in a knot.

a student's necklace

After making a couple of these at home, I made them with some students. It was a quick, cheap, and easy project to make with them, and the results were awesome and unique.

another student's necklaces