Monday, January 28, 2013

In Home Entertainment: 3D Abstract Painting

Thanks goodness mom placed an order with Discount School Supplies before this cold snap hit because we've been inside A LOT. We needed just a few things to supplement our art supplies and make some projects we've been planning since our visit to the Children's Museum of the Arts in NYC. On our HOURS LONG visit there a few weeks ago, we spied some really neat 3D art made with paint and what appeared to be toilet paper rolls and other concentric cardboard pieces. We thought we'd try something similar with wood and paint. And glue. The glue turned out to be key -- we don't ever really use it much at home and, when we do, it's usually a glue stick. But both Cam and I liked using the glue with a brush offered at the museum.

To begin, mom gave us real stretched canvas to paint with our new IKEA MALA paints (IKEA recently revamped their art supplies and, while they kept our favorites, they also made some new great additions).  Unlike our beloved Biocolor paints, the IKEA paints mix together and so mom was curious to see if we'd both end up with brown canvases. We didn't!

When we finished painting the canvases, we set those aside to dry and started painting several pieces of wood bits (we bought these from DSS because there really is no one "woodworking" in our sphere, but you could use any lightweight wood leftovers). Once everything was dry, which was actually rather soon, we glued the wood bits onto our canvases. We were very liberal with the glue, so the finished product took a bit longer to dry than expected. And mom had anticipated a final round of painting, but we wanted to hang them up just as they were. We think they turned out pretty cool -- especially hung up on the wall where they cast all kinds of neat shadows.

Yo: we haven't posted an links in a while, but we are still Discount School Supply affiliates and the links below to DSS are affiliate links. If you click on any of these links (or the general DSS link on the right hand side of our blog) and make a purchase, we will receive a small percentage of the sale from DSS. So do us a solid and help support our arts and crafts habit -- if you are going to purchase something from DSS, do it through Not-So-SAHM! Scroll down for links to purchase the supplies we used in our 3D Abstract Painting project.

Box of Wood Bits - 5 lbs. Box of Wood Bits - 5 lbs.
A wonderful assortment of wood spools planks disks and more! Pieces can be painted laced or glued. Assorted shapes and sizes measuring 2 - 4. Lacing holes also vary from 1/16 - 1/8.

Real Stretched Canvas - Set of 6 Real Stretched Canvas - Set of 6
Professional grade authentic stretched canvasses are primed with gesso - they're 100% cotton canvas! Canvas accepts all Colorations paints. Ideal for enhancing fine motor and creative skills in young children. Real canvas encourages self-esteem and adds value to creations. Perfect for gifts. 9L x 12W x 3/4H.

Glue Jar with Brush - Set of 12 Glue Jar with Brush - Set of 12
No more smearing glue with your fingers! You'll keep your hands and your work area clean with these convenient glue jars! The application brushes are attached to the inside of their red caps making gluing a breeze. And you won't have to guess what's in the jars because they're clear. Reusable jars are sold empty in a set of 12 and hold 2.7 oz. each. Jars measure 2 5/8H x 2Dia; cap is 1 1/4W x 2 1/2L.


Gexton said...

awesome! It's true haven't seen you put much painting up here in a while, but really

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