This week my inspired by post is a little different. My daughter Lily attended The Paperie’s kids art class taught by Cathie Reed this month and boy did she have fun. I am not the type of person who dives in to new things easily, rather I approach new product/ techniques tentatively and I avoid mess. As I watched my daughter during the class while she altered a book that Cathie had prepped I realized that she was really into it. Kids have a different approach to art and paper crafting – they tend to abandon rules and make something their own; they have no inhibitions about what others might like – it’s all about them. One of my daughters pages looked like this:
On one of the pages Cathie had them experiment with the Viva Decor crackle paste through a stencil – I love the look and so did Lily. When I came home that night I wanted to try some of the mixed media products I have accumulated either through classes or wanting to test our products so I can recommend or at least speak to with some level of knowledge. I pulled out my silver Viva Decor and put it through a dot-stencil to create a photo mat – love how it dried; the texture is gorgeous.
I made the larger stars with the Epiphany tool (I’m slightly addicted to it) and then added some star enamel dots along with washi and a vellum camera for some layering. Love this shot of my son and his best friend.
Hope you are inspired by a child’s approach to art this week.
There will be several kids classes at The Paperie over the coming months check out the class listing for details.