Mixed Media Tutorials - Background collage - Great tip: Tear up pieces of patterned paper & glue them randomly. Start big and then move
love these, especially how she drew letters on patterned paper, cut them out, and adhered them. lovely! ::Diane Salter - Art Journal Blog, great mixed media blog including tutorials!
Letter K -K is for Key. Kids can tear up the pieces of foil themselves (fine motor skills!) and glue them to key cut-out. Could make keys out of construction paper first.
Glue Stick Saver~ When glue sticks start drying out, rehydrate them instead of throwing them away! Seal each glue stick and a damp paper towel in a resealable plastic bag. (Hint: Snack-size bags work great.) Then set each bag aside for a couple of days, and the glue sticks are as good as new!
I simply drew an outline of a rainbow on a big sheet of paper, cut lots of strips of colored construction paper, had James tear the strips up (GREAT fine motor activity) and glue the torn bits onto the outline.
YouTube...Mixed media collage technique. Use of gel medium, art stamps on tissue paper, sequin waste, and acrylics to create a background on canvas.
KAREN KNUTSON: I started by randomly placing collage papers on Arches Cold Press paper. Then I drew the birds and negative painted around them, using acrylics.
texture painting - rolled up toilet paper mixed with glue painted on to paper and then colored with paint
For fine motor skills. Tear pieces of scrap paper (or magazines, or anything!) and glue in letters.
Paper collage - pick 4 colors, cut shapes, glue. Start w bigger pieces first. No pieces can touch.
Write a different exercise on each stick, do 5 a day and move them to the other cup, then move them all back at the end of the week. Great way to switch up your workouts!
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▶ ~ Sweet November ~ Mixed Media Canvas Collage: Start-to-Finish Part 1 of 2 - YouTube
Reflections of Gratitude and Offerings 2, Mixed Media Wood Collage
Great gramma gift and fun project to do with kids. Take photos, cut them out and glue onto white paper. Then photo copy onto transparency paper, cut out image and roll it up so that it can fit into the top of a soap bottle. Fill with clear soap. This is so fun! :)
DIY wall art. For a cheep way: styrofoam 12by12 pieces. Glue scrapbook paper of choice. Then stencil and paint.
Gummy Bear Popsicles! use contact paper, and have kids tear up pieces of construction paper to put inbetween, add stick and seal both pieces of contact paper together
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Help each youngster stuff a brown lunch bag with newspaper strips. Tie the bag closed and have the child paint it with a mixture of yellow paint and glue. While the mixture is still wet, encourage her to press brown tissue paper squares onto the project. Then have her tear green construction paper strips and press them on the top of the project.
Treat Balls: Cover small balloons with one layer of orange tissue paper and then one layer of yellow. Cut out your own shapes, or download and print our silhouettes, then trace them onto black tissue paper; cut out each shape. Affix the silhouettes to spheres with diluted glue. When dry, enlarge knot holes (start cutting with utility knife, then finish with scissors). For party favors, fill balls with candy and tiny toys; paste a circle of orange tissue paper over the hole.
Leaf Glitter: These dimensional drawings are made using leaves from your yard, lending them the subtle colors of late autumn. With a pencil, sketch a simple shape on card stock. A design with just a few lines and lots of space works best. Collect dry leaves in a bag and crush them into small pieces with your hands. Draw over the pencil lines with glue, then sprinkle on the leaf pieces. Let the glue dry, then gently tap the paper to remove any