Thursday, August 21, 2014

Using the Kids' Artwork

Yesterday, the boys and I did a little art/science experiment with food coloring and oil.  We dropped some oil on watercolor paper, swirled it around some, and then added some colored water.  The boys enjoyed it; I enjoyed it even more.  After it was dry, the boys had pretty much lost interest in it (typical) but I saw some lovely potential so I asked the boys if I could use it to make cards with.  They know their mom is a bit obsessive about card making and it was just a mere formality and good role modeling that the question was even asked.  :)  And then when I saw this morning the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch...

So I cut one up to make this background, added a popped-up frame, some sequins, and a silver embossed banner.  Voila!  I LOVE IT!!! 

Diana Nguyen, watercolor and oil, card

No abstract art from the kids will be safe again!  :)