Sunday, December 23, 2012

Future Arteest

I'm trying to get those creative juices flowing early - not sure if I'm helping or deterring, but I certainly have fun! As I discovered in our art session this evening, she is not yet as enthusiastic about painting as her mommy, but we made it work. Most is hers, but I did my part to make sure the tape effect turned out as I had imagined.

This project required:
  • a 2-pack of 11x14 canvas
  • tape (Andy used to do auto pinstriping so I chose a thickness from his stash)
  • gesso
  • crayola paints
  • sponge brushes





































Note, my inspiration.

First, I laid out the tape between the two canvases and applied gesso along the tape lines. This prevents color from going under the tape.

 
Next, I cut the tape connecting the two canvases, then applied blue painters tape around the outside, both to provide a border for the paint and to hold the tape in place.

Then, I let her loose with sponge and regular brushes...



The final product looks a bit chaotic (as mentioned before, I did fill in the blank spots - I'd ask her what color should go where once she had lost interest in doing it herself)
 
Once the tape is removed, the final masterpiece is revealed! I true work of art for the boring playroom walls!

Another recent project - painting snowflake ornaments for the Grandmas...

And an ornament for our tree as well!
 



17 comments:

  1. These are super cool!!! YOU have inspired me to do these with Landon for his playroom! Just one question. What is gesso and where do I get it?

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    1. I googled and found some at Hobby Lobby. Also found at any art supply store.

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  2. Found this on Pinterest. I will definitely going to have to do it with some of the toddles I work with. Thanks!

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  3. Such a cool idea!! Love it.... What a cauuttiiee Pie, God Bless... :)

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  4. Do you need to let the gesso dry before letting kidlets loose? I am thinking of doing this for a homeschool art class.

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    1. Its says to let completely dry for 24 hours before letting it be painted on! Just bought some today!☺

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    2. Its says to let completely dry for 24 hours before letting it be painted on! Just bought some today!☺

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    3. Its says to let completely dry for 24 hours before letting it be painted on! Just bought some today!☺

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    4. Its says to let completely dry for 24 hours before letting it be painted on! Just bought some today!☺

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  5. I love these! I might try it in the pattern of the union jack flag!

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  6. Such a cute idea! I may do this and have her paint some new art for our living room for us to display. I know my 3 year old will have tons of fun.

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  7. Such a cool idea. I was wondering do you have to let the paint dry completely before removing the tape?

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    1. I'm wondering this same thing.... Do you pull up the tape while the paint is wet, or after it's completely dry?

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  8. Hi, if I paint the gesso out of the lines of the making tape, will that be fine? And what can be used as a substitute for the gesso? Thank you.

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    1. I had the same questions lol was wondering if you ever got an answer to them?

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    2. Gesso is a primer for the canvas. Many canvases you get at hobby stores are already gessoed so you don't NEED to use more, you could just put down the tape. But when you peel off the tape, the lines may not be as clean. The gesso seals the tape down so you can get nice crisp lines at the end.

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