Summer Beach (Mixed Media Artistic Delight)

Ammon & Carter share another Mixed-Media Masterpiece July 20, 2015

Ammon & Carter share another Mixed-Media Masterpiece July 20, 2015

Need (Suggested beginning doses: more paint for darker color OR add more water to lighten it up)

1 Plastic Cup

4 tsp. Water

2 drops Watercolor Blue 

1 Burnt Sienna Oil Pastel Crayon (Rembrandt)

1 Turquoise Blue Oil Pastel Crayon

1 Light Orange Oil Pastel Crayon (Rembrandt)

1 Sheet Water Color Paper

1 Paintbrush

Beach Scene Stickers (eksuccess brand)

Clear glue ( I prefer Elmer’s)

Step 1: With a pencil, etch the line of the beach and etch a line of where the ocean meets the sky.

Step 2: Make a perfect circle for the sun with the round lid of any container.

Step 3: Color the beach, ocean (sea), and the sun with your oil pastel crayons.

Step 4: Mix your water and drops of watercolor blue and apply it liberally over the sky. Once again, the oil based pastel repels the watercolor, so if some gets on the ocean, it’s okay. It can also add to the different hues in the colors of the ocean. 😉 Allow to dry for 24 hours.

Step 5: Stickers do not go well on the slick oil based crayons, SO add clear glue to the backs of the stickers and place them where you want them. Beach scene is ready for display!

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Winter’s Full Moon (5 Steps to a Winter, Artistic Masterpiece)

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After an autumn watercolor project turned out so nicely for Ammon and Carter, I decided to try one for winter.

Need (Suggested beginning doses: more paint for darker color OR add more water to lighten it up)

1 Plastic Cup

4 tsp. Water

2 drops Watercolor Paint (Van Gogh #506-Ultramarine)

1 White Oil Pastel Crayon (Holbein Oil Pastel)

Water Color Paper

1 Paintbrush

Step 1: On the Watercolor Paper, Etch out the Winter Scene lightly with a pencil. Carter, Ammon, and I elected to take a perfectly round object to trace our moon. You and yours can draw a moon anyway you wish.

Step 2: Thoroughly color in all objects you want to appear white with the Oil Pastel.

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Step 3: Add drops of paint to the water and mix. It doesn’t look like much, but it is PLENTY. Once again if the paint wasn’t dark enough add paint droplets and if it was too dark, add a few drops of water at a time to the glass. Keep a practice Watercolor sheet handy to experiment.

Step 4: Paint! Make sure you saturate the paper. The oil pastel will repel the water (oil doesn’t mix with water).

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Step 5: Find a flat place for your painting to dry.

As you can see from the intro photo, we had them framed. We painted the paintings on the 1st Day of Winter, allowed them to dry, then framed them on December 23 just in time to flank the mantel for Christmas. There they will remain until spring.

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