We’re big fans of tea over here…like ten different loose leaf varieties sitting on our tea shelf at any given time kind of fans. We also enjoy a good cup of joe on occasion (like when a certain little boy doesn’t sleep well!) but tea is definitely our beverage of choice.
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Yesterday I showed you how to use masking fluid with my latest “Whatever Our Souls” Coloring Print to make a watercolor relief art piece (You can find the full tutorial here!) but of course, I couldn’t just stop there. Here’s the same print but colored in with Spectrum Noir markers instead.
Same great quote, totally different feel!
I loved this quote the second I heard it and knew that I wanted to make a Coloring Print with it. You’ve got to love a little Emily Bronte/Wuthering Heights in the morning, right?
I played around a bit with the coloring technique by first covering the letters in masking fluid and then layered a thin wash of blue watercolor over everything. (finally pulled out my new watercolor set!) I’m kinda diggin’ it. Not sure if it works the best with this quotation but I’m positive it would look killer on something for a beach or vacation home!
I started the idea for this project a year ago (shesh, where does 12 months go?!) but didn’t have the right supplies and quite frankly, my kiddos were way too little to make this an appropriate craft for them. With Jack being older and having a little more hand control, I decided to revisit the project for the upcoming Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Thought I would offer it here in case anyone else wants to make MLK art for their window too!
Martin Luther King Day Window Art
1. Use pencil sharpeners to make crayon shavings. Note: I tried to talk to Jack about how each of the crayons represented different types of people in this world and how boring the world would be if we only had one color but Jack looked at me like I was insane to think that crayons were people. Decided to move away from analogies and just enjoy the pretty colors. Maybe next year!
2. Spread the crayon shavings between two wax paper sheets. Try to spread them out more than we did for more of a stained glass effect. With your iron set on low, melt the crayon shavings in between the wax paper. Press down and lift the iron straight up. Don’t slide the iron or you’ll have a purple/brownish mess!
We ran into our local restaurant supply store the other day for a rectangular container (more on that later!) and came out with a quick way to display the kids’ art instead!
You recognize that metal bar right above Max’s head in the picture above? Yup, it’s a receipt holder that you usually find in short order kitchens. Works like a dream to hold the latest masterpiece from your little Picasso!
The best thing about this art hanger (other than it being under ten bucks) is that even a three year old can hang his art all by himself. I’d love to see three or four of these hung in a row!
Edit: some of you have asked where exactly you could buy a Restaurant Order Rack. If you don’t have a local restaurant supply store (Caldarella’s if you’re in sunny Far West Texas), you can always order a rack from Amazon.