DIY Scratch Board! (Great for Kids!)

Hi friends! My kids love to do scratch board art and I have spent a pretty penny over the years on various scratch board project kits but today I’m going to show you how you can make them at home!

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All the supplies I am using came in this months Smart Art subscription box, you can get this box at a 10% discount here or check out their subscriptions if you would like to get your own surprise box of art supplies every month. Don’t worry if you don’t have this exact box though, you can still do this project with items from around your home:)

Video!

 

Supplies-all in the August Smart Art kit or you can use what you have at home:
Clay coated board (Ampersand) or you can use a heavy white cardstock
Oil Pastels or crayons
Black Ink (Higgins waterproof)
Paintbrush
Scratch art tools (or you can use small pointy things like an un-bent paperclip)

Directions:
1. Apply a heavy coat of oil pastels to your paper or board.
2. Coat prepared board with an even layer of black ink and let dry (30 minutes to an hour)
3. Use your tools to scrape away a design.

Tips!
If you make a mistake and scrape away too much you can touch it up with black ink using a small paintbrush.

If you desire more color you can go back in with oil pastel or ink (apply it over the light-colored scraped away areas)

Thanks to Smart Art for sponsoring todays post! Happy crafting!

Let’s Paint on Sheer Fabric!

Hi friends! I love trying new crafts and today I am painting on the sheer fabric fan that came in the November Smart Art box (yeah, I’m a bit behind LOL!)

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Watch the video to learn how to fix mistakes, rework a design and finally end up with a pretty fan!

You can learn more about the monthly art boxes from our sponsor Smart Art here. *If you are still looking for the perfect gift for an artsy friend this is a good choice!
They still have a few of the November boxes that I used today left, you can snag one soon if you want one, first come first served!

Supplies (included in kit)
•Jacquard Tee Juice Fabric Marker Set (5 PCS)
•Creative Mark Scrubber Watercolor Brush Size 8
•Ivory White Silk Hand Fan
•Foliage Angular Watercolor Brush
•Jacquard Lumiere Acrylics 2.25 OZ

Use the fun techniques you learned today to paint on nylon, rayon, polyester or silk fabric! Apply these techniques to scarves, clothing or lampshades too! I hope this inspired you to try painting on fabric and til next time happy crafting!

Gettin’ Sketchy with Charcoal! 2 Video Tutorials!

Hi friends! I have been having a lot of fun sketching the past few days. I think I like the minimal amount of supplies and effort while I have been feeling under the weather. All of the supplies I am using came in this months SmartArt subscription box but of course you can use what you have. I want to thank Smart Art for sponsoring this video and let you know that they are now shipping to Canada as well as the US. Now, grab your charcoal and let’s get sketchy!

The first video is in real-time with live narration. We discuss a lot of techniques as well as finding the light source and shading. Email subscribers will need to click over to watch the video and see the projects because video thumbnails are not visible in emails. Enjoy!

Video #1!

It’s fun AND easy! I also got a chance to upload a speed draw of the moon tutorial I showed in the fist video. I’m glad I sped it up because that was as long as my voice lasted today. I am so wishing I bought stock in Kleenex this week! Enough of the snot-talk, here is the tutorial. 😀 This is also part of the #lovefallart collaboration with the Creative Arts Community on YouTube! Oh and I added 2 things that were not in the SmartArt kit: Hairspray and white chalk, now you can enjoy. 😉

Video #2!

If you want to see what is in next’s month’s Smart Art box (and create right along with me with the same supplies) make sure to visit Smart Art and subscribe, the boxes get cheaper the longer you sign up for. I’ve got 3 boxes so far and they have all been a great value of high quality supplies. To find out more visit SmartArtBox.com. I hope this inspired you to grab some simple supplies and draw, it is so much fun and you don’t need a ton of supplies to do it. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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