One Drawing 2 ways // Sketchbook Sunday

Hi friends! Today for sketchbook Sunday I decided to draw the same subject twice. Once in marker and once in watercolor. Watch the video and let me know what one you like better!

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That’s it for me tonight! I am late getting this blog post up because I got to spend the afternoon teaching an amazing group of ladies how to paint lilacs in watercolor! What a fun time! I hope you had a great day too and til next time happy crafting!

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Video Tutorial: How to Marbleize Paper & Eggs!

Here is a fun project you will want to try today. It is quick, easy and inexpensive and what’s more, your kids will love it too! I’ll warn you it’s a bit messy (that’s what it’s so darn fun) but the results are stunning. Check out this Easter card I sent my sister, I made the background paper. I stamped the rabbit (About Art Accents) with black pigment ink and heat embossed so it would stand out on the marbleized paper.

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Looks fancy and store-bought right? Nope, I marbleized it with shaving cream! Watch this quick video to see how, I’ll even show you how to use this technique with eggs!

See, told ya it was easy;)

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Tips for marbleizing eggs:

  1. I recommend you use blown out eggs, you can use hardboiled eggs 
    (swap out the liquid watercolor for food coloring) but I worry the shaving cream might give the eggs a soapy taste.
  2. White eggs (or wooden eggs painted white) will show the technique better (but since I raise free-range hens that lay brown eggs-and cannot bring myself to buy factory farmed white ones-I used those.)
  3. After you blow out and clean the eggs you need to dry them. Microwave them 30 seconds ( for a dozen) , then dip them in vinegar and nuke them again for 30 seconds. The vinegar locks the color!

I hope you try this today! It is a great outdoor project to do with the kids to and you can just hose everything off when you are done! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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Crafty Cooking: Alien Eggs!

Here is a fun food I made with the kids yesterday, I call them Alien Eggs!

 

These are easy to make and would even be fun as a classroom treat. You will need 2 packages of Jell-O, cooking spray, gummy worms or other candies, a measuring cup and boiling water.Here’s what to do:

Step 1.  Spray the egg molds with cooking spray and place gummies inside, snap them closed. Put water on to boil.

 

Step 2. Mix 2 packages Jell-O and 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Stir for 3 minutes.

 

Step 3. Fill using a small funnel. You will have enough to make 6 eggs. 

You can also pour the mixture in a baking pan and cut them into squares or mix the jello-normally (these eggs will be more dense than regular jello) and pour them in clear glass bowls or small mason jars with the gummy worms inside for a fishing themed treat! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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