with just a bit of attitude… I asked the kids in class if any of them had a bit of attitude, they were coy and sweetly admitted to “just a little bit”. Darlings.
This is the Art Journal page we did, and we all loved using Distress Crayons. Here’s a quick overview if you would like to re-create this at home.
We primed the page with gesso first, and force dried to be sure there were no damp patches ( we will be adding embossing powder and you don’t want it to stick to your whole page)
Stamp the clock with clear embossing ink, add white powder and heat set.
Crayon on some colour and spray with water, blend with your fingers until the crayon is just “colour” and you can’t see your crayon strokes anymore. Add more water, or blot it off as you like. You can add and remove as much as you want. Really easy! Try different colours.
Allow to dry naturally, then swipe off the white embossing to reveal the clock.
Stamp some words, and flick with black paint.
I added the crayon to the texture paste to have a matching texture colour, then used this mixture on the wildflower stencil to add another layer to our page.
Add clock hands (cut with the diecut machine, yes, the kids cut their own) and finish off with a gem.
These are products I used – all available at The Scrapbook House
Here’s another version – different colours.
Kids need to be kids, and that includes sleeping in and playing games. I don’t know about you, but I love the school holidays when the kids get a chance to kick back and relax, Lord knows it’ll pass all too soon, they’ll be grown and wishing they were teenagers again.
So I let my kids be kids, they sleep late, they play games, they see friends. We chat, we swim and we spend time in the yard together. I do ask them to a few simple things though.
Do something productive
Do something helpful.
And for the rest of the day… Enjoy yourself! (Just don’t bug anyone too much)
Our kids classes are on again next week, and there are two days of free choice… Where kids just get to be kids. They can do whatever they like, a scrapbook page, cards or just make flowers if they choose. Free choice.
We also have some projects and also some scrapbook pages for them to do too. Check the flyer in “current timetable” for projects and dates and times.
On Thursday we did this little project where the kids got inky with the glimmermists, stickers, and other embellishments. They had fun! Some created their own designs, others used the samples as inspiration.
We have scrapbooking for kids also on during Term 2, and if your little scrapper would like to join us you might be wise to get in quick to book a place.
Term 2 kids classes begin on Saturday 5th May, each class is held fortnightly at 1pm – 3pm. Cost is $80 term, (=$16 class) or individually $20 class.