The kids have been so inspired by my being involved in The Artistic Mother's Art Group that they painted for hours a couple of days ago. They were also inspired by the work of Lance Cross, Abstract by Lance. You can see some of his work on the post I did about him. They were calling their paintings, Abstract by Martin and Abstract by Emily. It was so cute.
The first two photos are Emily's, and the next two are Martin's. The next four photos show me putting the gesso on my papers. I gessoed colored card stock, white computer paper, junk mail, worksheets from an old Latin workbook, and some music sheets, which are not pictured.
The last photo is a picture frame that Emily decorated with buttons. She has posted about this on her blog. She has a really cute blog with lots of fun things going on.
Also, Shona Cole of An Artful Life and Author of The Artistic Mother did a post on the rubber stamps that she uses and where she purchased them. I thought I would let you know in case you weren't sure what type of stamps to use when stamping your background papers. You can use any kind you like. This will just give you some ideas if you need them. She is also doing a giveaway on her blog. She is giving away a copy of the magazine Studios by Cloth Paper Scissors. Good luck. I hope one of you win it.
I finished painting my papers last night, and I'll be stamping them today. I'll probably show you the pictures of them tomorrow.