Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentines and Mixed Media ART

Getting ready for preschool and 1st grade valentines party has consumed my life the last 2 weeks. But we are ready to hand out 24 of these adorable treats and it was worth the crafty late night hours. I found these cute butterfly printables on this site from pinterest. Makenzie loved helping me glitter all the punched hearts and stick on the wiggly eyes.

Check out the long lashes, isn't she cute? And I was so giddy when the placement worked out perfectly so that the twisted wrapper looks like hair and a smile on the face!
And here is my son's box to collect all of his classmate's valentines. Yes, I know...made it a bit too girly but he's okay with it! I actually found a really cute alligator box I was going to make him but he didn't like that idea..wanted a robot and then he suggested I used the leftover wiggly eyes from sister's project. The robot was actually cut out from the front of a gift bag I found in the Target dollar bin. I just added the eyes and buttons and embellished the rest. Quick and easy.
Now, for the last mixed media canvas flower. I had a total blast making this! It was a 3 hour class and I haven't taken a local class at my scrapbooking store in like 5 years but now I"m totally hooked on mixed media. So much distressing, painting, inking, sponging, spraying, heating....just like I was sitting back in art class at school. Just LOVE it!

Hope everyone has a fantastic Valentines week shared with your loved ones!


Helen Tilbury said...

Hiya Lan! Just joined your blog!! Spotted your mixed media project - yeah!! So cool! Did you see my comment about the punch you liked? It's beaded arches by Martha Stewart :)

Pamelamma said...

I love the butterfly lollipop valentines! The boys and I made some after seeing your blog post. Thanks for the inspiration!

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