Monday, April 30, 2012

Young Women Values Girl

In my church I am over a group of girls ages 12-18.  Our Young Women's program focuses on 8 values that we encourage the girls to develop in their lives.  

For an activity one night we made She Art Value Girls.  (I borrowed the idea from a canvas Christy Tomlinson designed).  The young women had so much fun getting messy with paint and mod podge!  To make things simpler (and less expensive) we didn't use rub-ons like I usually do on my canvases, but we had plenty of texture stamps there that they used instead, along with doodling.  

Here's the one I made that they used as an example.  It was so fun to see how each girl personalized hers with the paint colors she chose, the texture she used, and how she styled the hair.

 I prepped the backgrounds ahead of time by mod podging tissue to the canvas and then painting the blue and green.  Then the girls added their own texture with stamps and paint.  (At the thrift store I found a fabulous stack of old sewing patterns that I used for tissue.  They worked great)!

I created the blouse from muslin and mod podged it onto the canvas.

To save time, I made high quality color copies of the skirt and blouse from my canvas and printed it onto cardstock.  The girls added arms, legs, and a head from book paper to their own canvases, then glued the cardstock dress over the top.  That way they didn't have to deal with cutting and decorating the patterned paper layers.  This saved us so much time!  The girls did add their own lace and buttons as accents.  When they were done stamping and doodling, you couldn't tell it was a copy at all!

Love it!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

More She Art Canvases

I made some more 6x6 She Art canvases for gifts awhile ago and realized I never shared them here.  I tried to make each one as personalized as possible for the friend who was receiving it.  I love how they all ended up having their own personalities!


I love the little boots!


 I had some problems with Kathy's hair to start with.  It turned out WAY too big!  It was actually quite comical.  Thank goodness for paint.  I just covered it up and started over.  :)


Did you know you can sign up at any time for Christy Tomlinson's She Art Classes?  Check out all her workshops here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My 2nd Class for Cindy's SB Conference

I finished designing the layout for my 2nd class for Cindy's Scrapbooking Conference coming up on May 18-19.  I used papers from Crate Paper's "Farmhouse" Collection and a little bit from Simple Stories' "Year-o-graphy" line.

I'm teaching the people in my class how to make "Lolli" or Accordion Folded Flowers using a Martha Stewart Scoring Board.  I also made a tutorial here.  I have decided that using hot glue to secure them is a lot easier than waiting for liquid glue to dry.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cindy's Scrapbooking Conference

Cindy's scrapbooking conference is coming up May 18th & 19th.  It will be held at the Red Lion in Pocatello.  You can find all the info here.

I haven't scrapped too much lately, because I have been spending time painting, drawing, and watercoloring.  I have been taking the "Art of Wild Abandonment" class, which is taught by Junelle Jacobson and sponsored by Christy Tomlinson.  Can I just say F-U-N!!!!  But that's a whole different story for another day...

It was fun to pull out my scrapping supplies and use them on a layout instead of on a canvas or in my art journal.  I have to say it was hard not to drag out the Mod Podge, though.  It is so much easier, and messier, and fun to play with Mod Podge than it is photo squares.  ;)

I finished one of my classes that I'm teaching at Cindy's.  This is a doodling class that will be taught on Friday evening.  Love these new papers from My Mind's Eye!

I'm in love with rolled paper flowers!  They can add the perfect embellishment anywhere on a card or layout.

I have one more layout to design for Cindy's conference.  Then I might post some pictures of She Art canvases and art journaling I have been doing over the past several months.  (I poor neglected blog)!  See you soon!