I used to share so much on this blog, from the time we found out we were pregnant with Els, til when she was born and then I tapered off a bit as she got older, around 4. This month, she turned 9. I cannot believe how much time has passed so quickly! and now: She is interested in so many things, all at once. She's a bundle of energy and ideas and questions. It's hard to keep up. Right now she's into becoming an actress, dancing, basketball, her friends and cooking. She's a little ray of sunshine. We are savoring this last year before she hits the double digits!
Second class from Wilna's Color Theory class! Elsie and I had fun spreading the colors out haphazardly across our pages and stamping into them. We didn't quite get the look we thought we would be it's all good!
They've extended sign up and you can still enroll today! Closes March 13. So go! :)
My 9 year old daughter Elsie is always up for a creative challenge. She is a maker and doer at heart! When I enrolled for the Color Theory class, I had no idea I would invite Elsie to join me in the lessons. Well, last night was our first class and we had such a good time creating together. PS- They've extended enrollment! Sign up by March 13th at 11:59pm EST. We learned about the Impasto Paint Technique, here's our results. Elsie's negative and positives of the painting. The class calls for a Silhouette machine and since I don't have one, I used some of my old KI Memories Lace paper. I did borrow one from Amy though, so I am excited to get practicing in the next few weeks! Close up of Elsie's negative. SO PRETTY and gunky and all that texture! We definitely loved all the smearing without worrying process :) The lifting up and revealing is also pretty cool. Mine. We used some old shipping chipboard as our backdrop which was perfect as it's super sturdy for our goopy paint! I was so excited when I woke up this morning to them all dry. It just feels good to feel like you are a real painter :)
My finished layout. I don't know what Elsie will do with her pieces, I'll post whenever she gets them done. I ended up using the negative piece for my layout, the whole entire chipboard and all! I will try and add the positive image on another project. I may have missed the whole point of that lesson as most people used the positive impasto technique part but I went this way. And that's okay. :) :) :)
I loved that I could get messy with this layout and not worry about smudges and mistakes. That swish of paint under SWING title was not on purpose! :) Looking forward to more lessons with Wilna and more happy mistakes!