Thursday, March 27, 2008

Another Art Gallery

These are clay pots made by forming coils and building up as you go. However, I discovered I got the wrong kind of clay! It was supposed to get hard after about a week. Three weeks later these pots are still soft enough to squish back together!!!! The red one is by 9 yr old daughter, yellow one is 12 yr old sons.

Oil pastel drawing made by 12th grade daughter.

Painting by 12th grade daughter. This is the Laura Ingalls Wilder home in Mansfield, Missouri. She used the photo we took on our trip last spring to paint the picture, with a few changes to reflect how it might have looked when the Wilder's lived there.

"Egyptian Art" by 12th grade daughter. This is done on black paper using soft pastels.

"Paint & Scratch" by 9 yr old daughter. A really cool technique is to make layers of different colored paint and then scratch through it to expose the color underneath.

"Paint & Scratch" by 12 yr old son- I like how he made the northern lights behind the caribou.

"Overlapping Animal Shapes"- 9 yr old daughter
"Overlapping Animal Shapes"- 12 yr old son

"Magic Circus" - this was really cool! For the background it was painted on wet paper. You put splatters and different brush strokes on the paper to make a really neat design. You can even tilt the paper to let the paint run together. Then the objects are drawn with marker on paper, cut out and glued to the background. This picture is 12 yr old son's.

"Magic Circus" by 9 yr old daughter.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Sweet Eskimo Twins B-day

These sweet Eskimo girls have a Birthday today! I made a card to send to each of them. I thought everyone would enjoy the pictures of the girls also! Their parka's are handmade by their Grandmother ( Aaka in Eskimo language!)

Card Details: SU Polar Pals set. Their parka's are paper pieced. I actually cut a template out of card stock and did them like paper dolls clothes. I didn't like how the fur trim was hidden so then I also stamped, colored, and cut out the cuffs and bottom ruff. I also stamped the face and hood image, colored, cut it out and reattached it to the image. The circles are cut with nestibilities, the blue background was run through the big shot with the snowflakes embossing folder. The image is also attached to the circle with dimensionals.