velo? what’s velo?
I, like every other crafter with an internet obsession, have become a pinaholic. I love pinterest! It’s a social networking and idea sharing website that has definitely upped my game. Instead of crawling through the depths of a Google search to find craft, home, cooking, etc, etc ideas, I can see ones other people think are awesome. It’s the difference between gathering your own vegetables in a field and having a produce box delivered to your doorstep.
The inspiration for today’s project comes from Baby Blackbird and her adorable little one.
Pick a canvas. It can be any size you’d like. I suggest watching Amazon prices. I often buy packs of 6 canvases for $20-$30 depending on size and the sales that are going on. Using masking tape, write out the word LOVE.
or you could write hate, I suppose.
Let the kid at the paint. I let this project be 100% kid driven — after the initial masking taped word — but if you see the tutorial on Baby Blackbird, you’ll see that she also used it as a teaching moment for painting with purpose rather than just all willy nilly. There are plenty of ways to do this and they’re all right. As usual, I recommend acrylic paints but, as usual, I didn’t want to deal with any clean up so we used poster paint. If this was a gifting project, I would have used acrylic for sure.
I did encourage Eden to use caution when mixing and overlapping colors so she didn’t end up with a blurred mess.
After the painting is completely painted like so…
… and mostly dry, pull off the tape…
… and hang your new work of art in your home gallery. In our house, we call it the foyer.
Go upstairs to upload the pictures, write the tutorial, and waste some time on pinterest. Go back downstairs to hear your 6 year old saying, “Mommy! Look what I made for you!”
Ok, she didn’t spell it wrong. Just in an unconventional manner. Where in the world does she get that from?