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Dolphin Canvas Complete

June25

Dolphin Canvas CompleteDSC_0704It’s finally complete. My daughter added a few stickers a black outline and a bit more paint….What a great job she has done.

Dolphin Canvas from a 6 year old

June8

This is my 6 year old’s canvas. Her favourite or favorite (depending on which part of the world you come from) animal is a dolphin. This project is not complete yet.

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Start by cutting out your shape. There are plenty of templates online. I printed the template out from the computer and put the special paper underneath and then she cut it out. To stop the template from slipping, you can use sticky tape or blutac.

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Then work out a rough placement

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Paint a canvas

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and start sticking. you could use gel medium or modpodge for the collaging.

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If you have not done collaging before ~ its easy. Just apply a thin layer of gel medium or modpodge, stick your item down and then apply another thin layer over the top. You can build up the layers, depending on what effect you are trying to create. Just let each layer dry first.

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Then using pencils, paints, crayons or anything you like….finish it off.

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now the basics are down, it is to be continued…..

Elephant Canvas ~ Inspired by Elmer the Elephant

June7

This is a canvas my 7 year old daughter made. My Mum passed away last year and I thought it would be nice for her to make a collage to help her through her grief. We went on a hunt around the house and included some special papers in the collage. In particular we found an inscription in a book that my Mum had written to her, which has special significance. We scanned the original in, printed it out and then cut it up. It’s sort of like a patchwork quilt without the sewing…..Inspired by a children’s book Elmer the Elephant ♥

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Use a cloth to help get the cloudy texture.

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Use scissors to distress the edge. Just adds a bit of texture and interest.

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Use a square hole punch to punch out the squares and then stick down with double sided tape.

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Then turn it over and trim the edge to make neat.

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Use Modposge or gel medium to stick it down. Apply a thin coat to the canvas, stick down and then apply another thin coat over the top.

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Not a 100% done yet….more finishing touches to come ♥

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I have the best job in the world…….well it’s not really a job at all. I am a Mother, Graphic Designer, Early Childhood/Support Worker and like to dapple in Photography. I am passionate about Education and Mindfulness. I love Art and all things Creative.  I hope this blog will inspire other people to Create and Live a Mindful Life.

This blog is dedicated to my children and my Mum ♥

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso

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