I have just had a few days away with the family, and whilst on the beach we collected a few shells, so when it came to child-minding them today, I decided to set them a mixed media challenge and use some of the shells, and some from a tub of mixed shells that I bought some time ago. They also discovered my stash of buttons, and glitters! Of course glitter and little girls are a MUST! lol!
They were allowed to choose what they wanted to do, and I gave them a quick lesson in dry brushing with my effort.
Here are the results of their efforts.
The door hanger is even better in real life - and for four years old she did an excellent job - must confess I was amazed how she comprehended what to do!
The 7 year old's Teddy covered with texture paste and then black gesso and gold DYNA iridescent. Then decorated with buttons He looks really "furry".
I do love the idea of mounting a smaller canvas onto a larger one (Thank you Barbara Gray for the idea) - .http://barbaragrayblog.blogspot.co.uk/ It turns it into a piece of art. I might get the 7 year old to mount her teddy onto a canvas too!