Mixed Media fun with kids

Lisa brought Dallin, Amanda, and Emily over to do some art.

We had fun!

The results!

“Smile” by Emily

“Sisters are different flowers from the same garden” by Amanda

“It is better to look up” by Dallin

“Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a super hero” by Lisa

and my little valentines girl:

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Making mixed media robots

Our identical twin 3 year old grandsons love monsters (Henry) and robots (James).

Mommy Lisa painted monster faces for Henry and James’s new ‘big boy’ bedroom – but Grandma (me) was slow getting the robots done.

I finally got to it Saturday night.

Here’s the process:

Decoupage patterned paper on each 8×10 inch canvas.

Paint over the paper ¬†with acrylic paints (don’t worry about wrinkles – it adds to the vintage junkyard feel). Be sure to paint the edges.

Draw or print basic robot shapes

Use patterns to cut shapes out of patterned paper

Embellish with paint, stamps, more paper, old hardware, and other ephemera.

Go nuts!