I was thrilled to have an article featured in this month’s GreenCraft magazine! The article is a tutorial on how to reuse shower rings and turn them into sweet miniature flower frames. The editors of GreenCraft continually produce a publication that is as lovely to look at as it is informative. You can find GreenCraft in America at Michael’s stores and Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Hope you can pick up one and flip through it, at least. My article is the second one, page 12. Have a blessed week! ~Scarlett
These art eggs are inspired by the American minimalist, Ellsworth Kelly. In my last video, I discussed the philosophy of naturalism and how Ellsworth Kelly’s work exemplifies it. As a Christian, I am passionate about the intersection of the arts and faith. I’d love to hear your feedback!
If you’d like to paint some modern art eggs of your own, you can find plain white wooden eggs at Hobby Lobby, as well as the Master’s Touch acrylic colors. They lend well to the imitation of Kelly’s bright hues and simple forms. The 1/4″ red tape is also from Hobby Lobby.
On the clearance aisles of office supply and craft stores, you’ll often find inexpensive notebooks. I found these tiny pink notebooks on a clearance aisle at Office Depot for .70. I wrapped them with glassine kraft paper, ribbon, crepe paper flowers, crochet lace, and some cuts of old pink sweater (I used cuts of this same sweater in a former post). It only took a few minutes to turn these inexpensive notebooks into lovely Valentine gifts!
It’s not easy coming up with unique Easter egg projects! Every year I try to come up with an inspiration for Easter eggs that I haven’t seen before. Not an easy task!
Using metallic blue and white acrylic paints, I set out to paint some eggs inspired by the Blanton Museum of Art. The atrium of the BMoA features an installation of poured acrylic slats adhered to the walls, created by artist Teresita Fernandez. It’s called “Stacked Waters“.
I mixed up three shades of blue and sketched the design on the egg lightly in pencil.
Using a small, flat paint brush, I added varying shades of blue in horizontal segments, just like the walls of the museum.
To add some variety to the basket, I also rolled some of the eggs around in the leftover paint for fun. They definitely have the “Stacked Waters” look!
To make these tiny little boat tags you’ll need:
Halved walnut shells
Acrylic paints and brush
Cotton cloth/Fabric Scissors
Air-dry clay for the tops of the masts.
Blank tags, red and blue cardstock
Hot glue gun
You can make these simply, leaving the shells natural and attaching the cloth sails. Or you can go “overboard” like I did and paint them up and decorate the sails to match! These tiny boats would make adorable tags for baby boy gifts and sweet Valentine’s tags for everyone! Attach them to red boxes of chocolates, blue bags of truffles, or a giant silver chocolate kiss.
And be sure to tell them, “You Float My Boat Valentine!”
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!