Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sparkling Treasures by Sherri Reehil-Welser

Creating with children is a beautiful journey… their hearts are filled with so much creative energy  that it’s contagious to everyone around them! For this particular project with the children we decided we would have no boundaries or topics just pure creative bliss.

We began with a piece of white paper ( 11x14 ) where we just splattered, dropped or strategically placed many different colors of fabric paint. Fabric paint has a more translucent appearance and works well with showing off the glitter in the design. After applying the fabric paint we then folded the paper in half to transform the identical image on the other side of the paper. The fun aspect of this process is when the paint mixture blends and creates wonderful designs and colors… it is just like Christmas- You  never know what you will get as a “gift” for all  your creative energy!

While the picture is still wet we applied Art Glitter colors in- Monochromatic Orange Shades, Ultrafine Transparent #212 Blue Whale and Ultrafine Opaque Hologram #248 Nebula. The children are just drawn to all things colorful and glittery and Loved working with the Art Glitter and realizing all the different colors of glitter available from Art! One child even described the Nebula glitter as “Diamonds in the Dark”.

Some of the beautiful pictures created!

This is a colorful butterfly!

Here is a “Queen” smiling!

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