Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Creating for Christmas

This little Christmas kitty was made as a stample
for Mrs. O'Leary's this year.  Just had enough time to
make a few using new holiday papers and Artful Illusion stamps...

Santa Poe and his Christmas raven came to visit this year...

Here's a dimensional tree popped off a canvas made
with new fun Christmas papers and embellishments.

Kitty can be pulled up or left lower for a Christmas surprise!

Wishing you all a creative Christmas!

Sneaky Sneakers oldie but a goodie...Shoe Art!  Students love drawing shoes because it is super easy (although seemingly challenging at first), they have awesome results, and they get to show off some of their personal style!  This year, thanks to getting lots of ideas from Pinterest, students got to choose the way to finish their shoe and design a background to complete the work.  I love how these turned out!

Fall Leaves

During the fall semester, as students finish work early,
I have several fall leaf projects for them to choose from. 
These are just a few.
Half inch grid paper, stencil, and textures.
Leaf rubber stamps in black ink on kraft paper, drawn over with chalk pastels.

Stenciled leaves outlined in sharpie with line in the negative space.

Stenciled leaves with marker textures and echo lines.

Crayon drawn leaves and watercolor with salt textures.

One inch grid, stencil, textures, and colored pencil shading.

Rubber stamped leaves using markers in a radial symmetrical design.
Stenciled leaves, glue/glitter outline, watercolor, marker echo lines.

See more of these and other autumn art here.
Students also enjoy creating tree art this time of year.
You can see more tree art here and here and here.

PS...thanks to Pinterest and the bloggers I follow for some of these ideas!