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!  :)


  1. LOVE this, so BOLD and creative, love the FRAME!!!!

  2. Wow! Great use of the kids' artwork/science experiment! Beautiful effect! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  3. Oh, how fabulous that you made this paper with your boys! So fun & gorgeous! Great take on the sketch, too!

  4. This is the COOLEST background EVER! What a fun memory for everyone and it makes a fabulous card!

  5. SO cool.... I'll be trying this soon! Beautiful colors and a fabulous sentiment!

  6. How fun that you could use your sons' work on your card--and it looks awesome!
    Thanks for joining CAS(E) this Sketch!

  7. Its gorgeous; what a great way to incorporate yours son's creativity with your own.
    Heather T


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