Happy EARTH DAY everyone……
So I have not posted in a while but thought I would share my goals and resources for the following Spyn Art project.
As I prepare for the Summer, it’s time for supplies. Check out my Spyn art machine and you’ll see that I have one challenge , how to create a strong platform safe enough for even my 5 year old and 7 year old to stand/sit on and pour paint at will.
Well first I though ladder(not safe), scaffold (heavy metal , not pretty and not that safe and then voila I found the ultimate solution. I would purchase on Ebay a wood loft bed that could stay outside and could be made into a tent when not for the purpose of painting. Once it is set up outside the kids can clim safely up top and the Spyn machine can be rolled easily underneath and the paint can be poured safely…. That’s it and I’m excited.
Next Supplies need would be lots of canvases and those can be expensive in large size but I found this great place to buy at great prices in bulk…
Best prices and quality i have found online……. So I’m set….Looking forward to a great Summer of art and creativity……..
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What you’ll need:
Preferably a child laborer for peeling potatoes. My daughter does well here…
Potatoes, peeler, bowl of water, knife, frying oil of your choice, pan and paper towels.
Peel all the potatoes and slice them thin..
Let them soak in a bowl of water to draw out the starch. Thi can be done over night for best results. Then lay them into the frying pan and fry until golden…Add salt and spice to taste.
Yum Yum Yum……Easy too!!
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Yes, Robot was the theme for my sons birthday party. I even reused an old box made a hole for the face, spray painted it and made it into a robot wired with blue xmas lights.
While shopping i ran across a great t-shirt deal and I’ve had these stencil sheets around that I’ve been dying to use. I really wanted to see if the kids would be into robot bleaching & tie dyeing t-shirts or its sometimes called reverse tie dyeing. I’m a real fan of tie dye to begin with, so I knew I would love it.
First I had my daughter trace a printout of a robot onto the stencil paper (which is tansparent) and reusable. I then took my x-acto blade and cut out parts of the pattern in a pretty quick random way and was satisfied with the stencil cut out.
Next I reused a hair spray bottle and poured bleach into it. Be aware that the quality of the spray bottle will have different effect. This bottle had a very fine mist, a windex bottle will have less of a hazing effect and more droplet effects. So have fun and experiment. I sprayed the first shirt randomly and got the kids attention as we watched the robot shadow appear before our eyes, mom is truly a magician. We sat on the bathroom floor and came up with a few more techniques.
We wrinkled the sides of the shirt while it was flat on the floor and sprayed. the spray hits the tops and when straightened out gave the shirt a really cool look.
Or I just sprayed lightly in a planned out pattern for the last 2 shirts
Winni wanted a dress and I now wanted one badly, so she grabbed a t-shirt dress she had and I got a tie dyed men’s shirt. I like to buy the packs of three cheap and have fun tie dyeing them for wearing around the house.
Both came out great and we wore them for Siggi’s birthday party. Now we will have a souvenir from that very special day.
A family that creates together, stays together.When in doubt,
DO IT YOURSELF. DO IT YOUR WAY!!!!
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This is a tutorial on how to make a paper snowflake and a more advanced version of a DIY version of a leather snowflake.
You will need the Paper (heavier weight is recommended)
Scissors, tape and a staple (not necessary) Simple as that, now let’s get to work.
Its a low cost way of making Winter decorations and a fun Arts & Crafts project.
You can then finish off with spray glitter or flocked snow…
NOW FOR THE MORE ADVANCED VERSION
I really wanted to see how a leather snowflake would turn out. You will need a firm leather so that the rolled pieces are firm. I had a harness (saddle) which should age beautifully, think Louis Vuitton leather handles. It’s that kind of leather. This snowflake will be in the family for years to come. I think I’ll burn etch my name into it.
You’ll need your leather, a razor blade, something to cut on, scissors and a pen or pencil and ruler
I’m pretty happy with the results. Enjoy and whenever possible
“Do It Yourself”
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Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a simple clay vase. This is good for kids or adults and you’ll only need the following:
Clay, I love Sculpey and used this white sculpey for this project
“I dont like self drying since it seeems to dry ouut during working time and no matter what Does dry with cracks”
A pencil or any kind of rod shaped item for creating a hollow hole through the center of your piece.
1.Start by making one large and 2 small cones. 2. Insert the pencil or rod into the center and create a void. 3. Roll out 2 left over shapes into long snakes and attach to side, you can be creative ere and shape as you like.
The last part is to decorate with any detail and personalize it and bake according to package instructions.
Once out of the oven and hardened, you can hang with leather cord or ribbon, decorate a window or wall with a high quality double stick tape. And for the very Avant-Garde wear it as a necklace.
This Sculpey clay can aslso be painted, so that ay be another creative step into making you mini vase creation.
Think it , create it, live it, Do It Yourself……and share with others.
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SPIN ART Technique
RORSCACH INBLOT ( Butterfly effect)
I’m a mom to a 5 year old girl and a soon to be 7 year old boy. We are always doing crafts together and I have been surprised that some of the oldies but great methods of fun has been a bit forgotten.
From preschool to afterschool, neither of my children have come home with a spin project or a mirror paint project . Let me explain that both these amazing methods have not only amazing results but also represent represents basic physics and science. So what could be more perfect of a project. I am responsible for introducing both these techniques to many kids and adults and to my surprise for their very first experience. So here I go.
This is easy.
You will need :
Magic spin art Machine
Spin art is fun and I have taken it to the next level by having a very large version made and well we will have to wait and see what the results will be. You can follow my SPYNART.com for more or my blog updates at Spyn Art Atelier.
The Spin art Machine is pretty self explanatory , so just go for it and have fun.
I did these today with my kids….
And the second method of painting is named after it’s creator , to learn more about that ou can read the Wiki page of Rorschach test, or the inkblot test which gives a piece of paper or canvas a butterfly effect when folded was used as a psychological test by using ambiguous designs” to assess an individual’s personality, This idea goes back to Leonardo da Vinci and Botticelli. Interpretation of inkblots was central to a game from the late 19th century. Rorschach’s, however, was the first to use it systematically.
It’s fun to see a childs interpretation of their paint blotches. My daughter and her friend saw a wolf in the woods on the following piece they created. Do you see it, or what do you see??? Your imagination is the limit. Every child should have a chance to create these.
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