tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:59:53 +0000PaintValentine's DayCardsCrayonsOutdoorsInspiredArt GroupChristmasRainbowsContact PaperGelatinGiveawayProcess ArtSidewalk ChalkWindowpour paintingBlogiversaryBottle CapsCollageFallFood ColoringHalloweenProduct ReviewRound-UpSandShaving CreamSpin ArtThanksgivingTissue PaperWinnerWinterBirthdayCoffee FiltersColor MixingEasterElements Of ArtMagnetMelted CrayonsPicture Book ArtSpringSuncatchersThe Heart ProjectArt GameArt MuseumArt PartyBaby ArtChalkClayDrawingPlay DoughPlay-DohYarnDilly-Dali ArtExploring Arts and Crafts with Toddlers and Preschoolershttp://www.dillydaliart.com/noreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)Blogger116125www.dillydaliart.comhttp://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art/Screenshot2011-02-14at84658AM.pngDillyDaliElephantdillydaliarthttps://feedburner.google.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-1349013137165000883Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:25:00 +00002013-08-27T11:25:51.042-04:00Color MixingPaintPicture Book ArtPicture Book Art: Blue Goose<center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Blue Goose</b></span></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">by</span></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Nancy Tafuri</b></span></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><br /></b></span></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ar4kx2n9YmA/UhqVKp2zCaI/AAAAAAAAHRs/GukNRF5vj8c/s1600/BlueGoosePin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="236" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ar4kx2n9YmA/UhqVKp2zCaI/AAAAAAAAHRs/GukNRF5vj8c/s640/BlueGoosePin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://nancytafuri.com/NancyTafuri/BLUE_GOOSE.html" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Blue Goose</span></a> is a color mixing story about a red hen, blue goose, yellow chick, and white duck that all work together to paint their farm while the farmer is away.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">After reading the story,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">the girls drew pictures (I helped) with shapes large enough to paint in</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">then, I gave them blue, red, yellow, and white paint.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e1rc71LJvC0/UhucwCS3JhI/AAAAAAAAHSY/A3tPh1L3ijM/s1600/BlueGoose4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e1rc71LJvC0/UhucwCS3JhI/AAAAAAAAHSY/A3tPh1L3ijM/s640/BlueGoose4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">After the animals use primary colors around the farm,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">they work together to mix their paint colors to paint things like</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">the grass and sky</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VU0uYZe3oQ8/UhqVIafL0RI/AAAAAAAAHRE/3BdgEc7UQ2k/s1600/BlueGoose2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VU0uYZe3oQ8/UhqVIafL0RI/AAAAAAAAHRE/3BdgEc7UQ2k/s640/BlueGoose2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Mixing up their paint is what the girls liked best!</div><div style="text-align: center;">They even mixed the mixed up paint</div><div style="text-align: center;">making purpley-pinks and brownish-greens</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e9VpSApIhvo/UhqVJu224RI/AAAAAAAAHRU/5HKe3B87iGc/s1600/BlueGoose5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e9VpSApIhvo/UhqVJu224RI/AAAAAAAAHRU/5HKe3B87iGc/s640/BlueGoose5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_-jTh2upEtQ/UhqVJx0KtDI/AAAAAAAAHRc/BfrPa_uzYO4/s1600/BlueGoose6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_-jTh2upEtQ/UhqVJx0KtDI/AAAAAAAAHRc/BfrPa_uzYO4/s640/BlueGoose6.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">At the end of the story,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Blue Goose makes it night by painting everything blue.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mKM-NPHmkAE/UhqVIdTJ-6I/AAAAAAAAHQ4/yh0SKIUKAYE/s1600/BlueGoose3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mKM-NPHmkAE/UhqVIdTJ-6I/AAAAAAAAHQ4/yh0SKIUKAYE/s640/BlueGoose3.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">It was really neat seeing how the colors changed just by painting blue over them.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OoaqJ4aXZLg/UhqVKknQ15I/AAAAAAAAHRo/T0KO5gF_9-0/s1600/BlueGoose9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OoaqJ4aXZLg/UhqVKknQ15I/AAAAAAAAHRo/T0KO5gF_9-0/s640/BlueGoose9.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9WVjdn7h7gs/UhqVItRnE8I/AAAAAAAAHQ8/6YP8qQae_kU/s1600/BlueGoose10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9WVjdn7h7gs/UhqVItRnE8I/AAAAAAAAHQ8/6YP8qQae_kU/s640/BlueGoose10.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The blue paint really made it seem like twilight, especially when the sun was painted white to look like the moon.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WSQ8p3nvr_s/UhuW3-tCSqI/AAAAAAAAHSA/H809ekbSCq0/s1600/BlueGooseCollage.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="406" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WSQ8p3nvr_s/UhuW3-tCSqI/AAAAAAAAHSA/H809ekbSCq0/s640/BlueGooseCollage.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><center><b><br /></b></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>If you're looking for a books about color mixing,</b></span></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>definitely add Blue Goose to your list!</b></span></center><center></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/lP1kzzolL5I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/lP1kzzolL5I/picture-book-art-blue-goose.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)5http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/08/picture-book-art-blue-goose.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-9050985978144636984Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:27:00 +00002013-07-10T19:27:32.747-04:00CrayonsMelted Crayons6 Melted Crayon Projects<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I get giddy during back to school season because I can buy boxes of crayons for 25 cents each.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">I have to admit,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">we never use our crayons to color.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I bring them home, unwrap them, and break them into tiny pieces,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">the perfect size for melting!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here are six different ways we've made art by melting crayons</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SC21u57opps/Ud28j48p2KI/AAAAAAAAHP8/tOKlxeqfPAI/s1600/MeltedCrayonArt.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SC21u57opps/Ud28j48p2KI/AAAAAAAAHP8/tOKlxeqfPAI/s640/MeltedCrayonArt.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/12/melted-wax-snowflakes.html" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Melted Wax Snowflakes</span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">This is a fun project because you can make whatever shape you'd like,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">crayon shavings, wax paper, and an iron is all you need!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iM973-FvKK0/Ud27sPbeQLI/AAAAAAAAHPw/hjMztKUVEQo/s1600/6bcb1cd7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iM973-FvKK0/Ud27sPbeQLI/AAAAAAAAHPw/hjMztKUVEQo/s640/6bcb1cd7.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><u><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/09/melted-crayon-art.html" target="_blank">Melted Crayon Art</a></u></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Hot glue your favorite colored crayons to the top of a foamcore board or canvas</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">and watch them melt with the help of a hair blow dryer.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MPKTZLyS3zU/Ud26p7GRfmI/AAAAAAAAHPc/Pbrh3Qa_Mec/s1600/9cc1f38b.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MPKTZLyS3zU/Ud26p7GRfmI/AAAAAAAAHPc/Pbrh3Qa_Mec/s640/9cc1f38b.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><u><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/02/melted-crayon-drawing-on-griddle.html" target="_blank">Melted Crayon Drawing</a></u></span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Cover your griddle with tin foil and set it to low,</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">hand your child a crayon and let the magic happen!</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-As1sxhv6uT0/Ud26sGd-q0I/AAAAAAAAHPk/zaEUECMHCFE/s1600/da8624b5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-As1sxhv6uT0/Ud26sGd-q0I/AAAAAAAAHPk/zaEUECMHCFE/s640/da8624b5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/02/melty-crayons.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><u>Melted Crayon Painting</u></span></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Instead of dipping the your paintbrush into paint,</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">try dipping it into melted crayons instead!</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Or save your brushes and use cotton swabs/balls...</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ecsyrR5-XOQ/Ud25tWh95-I/AAAAAAAAHPE/_VXhY7E9_H0/s1600/IMG_5106-signed.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ecsyrR5-XOQ/Ud25tWh95-I/AAAAAAAAHPE/_VXhY7E9_H0/s640/IMG_5106-signed.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><u><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/04/melted-crayon-finger-painting.html" target="_blank">Melted Crayon Finger Painting</a></u></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Just like sticking your fingers into candle wax,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">I&nbsp;<b>KNOW&nbsp;</b>you've done that!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Stick your fingers into the melted crayon, let it harden onto your fingertips and paint away</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wg9AGCVMpMQ/Ud26DoHIPvI/AAAAAAAAHPM/evqiP-YFtL0/s1600/MeltedCrayonPinPic.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wg9AGCVMpMQ/Ud26DoHIPvI/AAAAAAAAHPM/evqiP-YFtL0/s640/MeltedCrayonPinPic.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><u><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/07/melted-crayon-pour-painting.html" target="_blank">Melted Crayon Pour Painting</a></u></span></div><center>Ever try pour painting?</center><center>This is exactly the same except instead of paint you use melted crayons!</center><center><br /></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BXWxG6JNSgQ/Ud26ZeG7uwI/AAAAAAAAHPU/PNPhorhIA_A/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingPin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BXWxG6JNSgQ/Ud26ZeG7uwI/AAAAAAAAHPU/PNPhorhIA_A/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingPin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Want to see how else we've melted crayons?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=587702001239976&amp;set=pb.195067737170073.-2207520000.1373498433.&amp;type=3&amp;theater" target="_blank">Check out this rainbow we made</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">after trying melted crayon art&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/10/experimenting-melted-crayons.html" target="_blank">we experimented to try and find the best type of paper to melt crayons on</a>.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">So,</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">how are you melting crayons in your house?</span></div><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"> Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/_6R_efSYVag" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/_6R_efSYVag/6-melted-crayon-projects.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)2http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/07/6-melted-crayon-projects.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-4653638078479295265Tue, 09 Jul 2013 02:52:00 +00002013-07-09T08:57:11.587-04:00CrayonsMelted Crayonspour paintingMelted Crayon Pour Painting<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/09/melted-crayon-art.html" target="_blank">Melted crayon art</a></span> and <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/04/rainbow-pour-painting-on-terra-cotta.html" target="_blank">pour painting</a></span> are two of the most popular posts on my blog</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and&nbsp;I really wanted to try and combine the two.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">After experimenting with melted crayons we came up with this:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Melted Crayon Pour Painting!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b>**This project is not intended for small children!**</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b>**Constant supervision is recommended**</b><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NPJHhbv7was/Udtq99dWgZI/AAAAAAAAHM0/KQLmuc_nO4k/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingPin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NPJHhbv7was/Udtq99dWgZI/AAAAAAAAHM0/KQLmuc_nO4k/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingPin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We started by filling paper cups with crayon pieces,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">putting the cups in a muffin tin,&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">melting the crayons in the oven.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The tops of the paper cups are quite cool almost immediately after they come out of the oven</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xrIbuv-G9hc/UdwHcIrg0pI/AAAAAAAAHO0/-4NAa1JAvsA/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingCollage2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xrIbuv-G9hc/UdwHcIrg0pI/AAAAAAAAHO0/-4NAa1JAvsA/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingCollage2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I set up the griddle by covering it with foil so the wax didn't ruin it.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Turn the griddle to low so that a piece of heavy weight paper set on top will keep warm.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r5LSlIxFF7A/UdwHcqJSqWI/AAAAAAAAHO4/3J0NkoVdXZY/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingCollage.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="376" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r5LSlIxFF7A/UdwHcqJSqWI/AAAAAAAAHO4/3J0NkoVdXZY/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPaintingCollage.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Working pretty quickly,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">pour your melted crayons onto the paper.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The griddle will keep the wax on the paper melted but the wax in the cups will eventually harden.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ucg0O-lI9jk/UdwHXhXLWkI/AAAAAAAAHOI/RdAidI-btOU/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ucg0O-lI9jk/UdwHXhXLWkI/AAAAAAAAHOI/RdAidI-btOU/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting5.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">When you're done pouring wax,</div><div style="text-align: center;">turn the griddle off and let the paper cool down so you can move it off the griddle.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">In the picture below,</div><div style="text-align: center;">the griddle was bumped before the wax was hardened.</div><div style="text-align: center;">I think it still looks cool!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oFd04ZopgbA/UdwHX2GNPdI/AAAAAAAAHOU/MtDVr82qKt0/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oFd04ZopgbA/UdwHX2GNPdI/AAAAAAAAHOU/MtDVr82qKt0/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Pouring the wax onto the paper was all about the process,</div><div style="text-align: center;">we also wanted to do something that we'd be able to look at every day and enjoy,</div><div style="text-align: center;">so, we tried pouring melted wax onto a candle.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Place a sticker over the wick of your candle,</div><div style="text-align: center;">that way &nbsp;you won't end up burning crayon wax</div><div style="text-align: center;">(it stinks!)<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9hB__MisfvY/UdwHYH9z0rI/AAAAAAAAHOY/oDld1Tlq_Bs/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9hB__MisfvY/UdwHYH9z0rI/AAAAAAAAHOY/oDld1Tlq_Bs/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting7.jpg" width="426" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Melt your crayons in paper cups</div><div style="text-align: center;">and pour the melted wax directly on top (in the middle) of your candle.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rjQrvbxdSzY/UdwHYuyfesI/AAAAAAAAHOk/_as2fjGSYPM/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rjQrvbxdSzY/UdwHYuyfesI/AAAAAAAAHOk/_as2fjGSYPM/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3RqdrYlMWTM/UdwHVaDyawI/AAAAAAAAHNc/v71oSkP6tQI/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3RqdrYlMWTM/UdwHVaDyawI/AAAAAAAAHNc/v71oSkP6tQI/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting10.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zS_9cYBpXv4/UdwHVkSDBsI/AAAAAAAAHNo/UKLL9MAWnkA/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zS_9cYBpXv4/UdwHVkSDBsI/AAAAAAAAHNo/UKLL9MAWnkA/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting12.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9aVXIZb5Qms/UdwHVi_SVmI/AAAAAAAAHNk/gHW_TK74_X8/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9aVXIZb5Qms/UdwHVi_SVmI/AAAAAAAAHNk/gHW_TK74_X8/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting11.jpg" width="640" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;The hot crayon wax melted little channels into the candle,</div><div style="text-align: center;">and the longer we poured the quicker the crayon wax was cooling,</div><div style="text-align: center;">building up layers along the side of the candle.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9FiFC8WhaA0/UdwHWAXMfdI/AAAAAAAAHN0/PBAeto_48RA/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9FiFC8WhaA0/UdwHWAXMfdI/AAAAAAAAHN0/PBAeto_48RA/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting13.jpg" width="426" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Pull the sticker off and enjoy burning your new candle!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cq2cHA_O0Rg/UdwHWkV5zXI/AAAAAAAAHN4/8Hd06ywqhd4/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting15.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cq2cHA_O0Rg/UdwHWkV5zXI/AAAAAAAAHN4/8Hd06ywqhd4/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting15.jpg" width="426" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;The best part about pour painting with melted crayons is that you can use the part that runs off the candle and puddles up around the bottom,</div><div style="text-align: center;">just let it cool and break it into pieces!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EGku8Y_ykOw/UdwHW23FaPI/AAAAAAAAHOA/DA-tWdixrso/s1600/MeltedCrayonPourPainting16.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EGku8Y_ykOw/UdwHW23FaPI/AAAAAAAAHOA/DA-tWdixrso/s640/MeltedCrayonPourPainting16.jpg" width="640" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;This is a fun activity to do with your kids that are older.</div><div style="text-align: center;">The candles would make nice gifts</div><div style="text-align: center;">and you could use any color scheme or type of crayon you'd like,</div><div style="text-align: center;">try metallic or glitter crayons!</div><div style="text-align: center;">I like to use Crayola brand crayons because I believe those melt the best.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Happy melted crayon pour painting!</span></div><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/APMzOmhK4IE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/APMzOmhK4IE/melted-crayon-pour-painting.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)1http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/07/melted-crayon-pour-painting.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-5222348357664721913Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:17:00 +00002013-07-01T13:17:26.908-04:00Art GameDrawingCootie Catcher Drawing Game<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">My girls have recently become obsessed with cootie catchers</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;(aka fortune tellers, chatterboxes..)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So, using the concept of this</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp; <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://tinkerlab.com/art-games/" target="_blank">art dice drawing game</a>,&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">we turned our cootie catcher into a drawing game!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WcgFz0Dm_8g/UdGjbVU3uqI/AAAAAAAAHLE/JStn36vE8DI/s1000/CootieCatcherPin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WcgFz0Dm_8g/UdGjbVU3uqI/AAAAAAAAHLE/JStn36vE8DI/s640/CootieCatcherPin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Cootie-Catcher-(Origami-Fortune-Teller)" target="_blank">Here are cootie catcher folding instructions</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The girls just colored the outside of the cootie catcher however they wanted</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On the flaps inside our cootie catcher are&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">the colors:&nbsp;red, yellow, blue, and green</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">the numbers: one, two, three, and four</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mvTPOvLL834/UdGjZNNd8jI/AAAAAAAAHKo/j3huHxtu2WI/s1000/CootieCatcher.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mvTPOvLL834/UdGjZNNd8jI/AAAAAAAAHKo/j3huHxtu2WI/s640/CootieCatcher.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and under the flaps are</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">different lines: squiggly, straight, zig-zag, and spiral</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">shapes: triangle, square, circle, heart</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yJ7mfdagBuw/UdGjY0Z-FmI/AAAAAAAAHKc/u0ThK3kFR9k/s1000/CootieCatcher1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-yJ7mfdagBuw/UdGjY0Z-FmI/AAAAAAAAHKc/u0ThK3kFR9k/s640/CootieCatcher1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><u><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Here's how we played:</span></u></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><u><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></u></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><ul><li><b>When it's your turn, pick a number, any number</b></li></ul><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Choosing any number is a great way to practice counting without even realizing it!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Especially for my 5 year old who needs practice with counting to higher numbers</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><ul><li><b>Choose either a color or a number</b></li></ul><br /><div style="text-align: center;">If you choose a color, that will be the color you draw with</div><div style="text-align: center;">If you choose a number, you will draw that amount of shapes or lines (any color you want!)</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><ul><li><b>Either choose another number or spell out the color or number you just chose</b></li></ul><div style="text-align: center;">Spelling the colors and numbers was great practice for <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Miss C</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Little A still needs counting practice,</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;so I always chose a number when she was working the cootie catcher</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><ul><li><b>Choose a flap</b></li></ul><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><ul><li><b>Draw what is under the flap</b></li></ul><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><br /></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UM1rJuZ0BU4/UdGjYwmNa5I/AAAAAAAAHKg/Ki-RUHeurr0/s1000/CootieCatcher2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UM1rJuZ0BU4/UdGjYwmNa5I/AAAAAAAAHKg/Ki-RUHeurr0/s640/CootieCatcher2.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><u>An example turn would go something like this:</u></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><ul><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Little A</b></span> chooses the number ten</li><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Miss C</b></span> uses the cootie catcher and counts to ten</li><li><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">A</span></b> chooses the color red and gets the red marker</li><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>C</b></span> uses the cootie catcher and spells r-e-d</li><li><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>A</b></span> picks the flap with the spiral under it and draws red spirals all over her paper</li><li>Next person's turn!</li></ul><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-O3OEQd3ySFQ/UdGjZoPYAEI/AAAAAAAAHKw/oi0VTHaReTg/s1000/CootieCatcher3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-O3OEQd3ySFQ/UdGjZoPYAEI/AAAAAAAAHKw/oi0VTHaReTg/s640/CootieCatcher3.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">This game was a really fun way to help <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little A</span></b> practice drawing shapes and lines,</div><div style="text-align: center;">at almost four years old she's just now starting to become interested in drawing.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mEipzsARttA/UdGjanjEvpI/AAAAAAAAHK8/41fo-_IsVGA/s1000/CootieCatcher4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mEipzsARttA/UdGjanjEvpI/AAAAAAAAHK8/41fo-_IsVGA/s640/CootieCatcher4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">For <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Miss C</b></span>, this game challenged her to make pictures out of the choices she made.</div><div style="text-align: center;">In the photo below you can see at one point she chose red and circle&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">so, she drew a person entirely out of circles!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T-lT5KT0KA4/UdGjbZTpWwI/AAAAAAAAHLI/pqQeGEqjAG4/s1000/CootieCatcher5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-T-lT5KT0KA4/UdGjbZTpWwI/AAAAAAAAHLI/pqQeGEqjAG4/s640/CootieCatcher5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;There are so many different ways you could change this game to suit your child's needs</div><div style="text-align: center;">Do they need more practice with colors? Add more colors</div><div style="text-align: center;">Do they need more practice with drawing shapes? Add more shapes</div><div style="text-align: center;">Do they need reading practice? Spell out all the numbers, colors, and shapes instead of drawing them</div><div style="text-align: center;">The list goes on and on!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>How would you play this cootie catcher drawing game?</b></span></div><center><br /></center><center>For more cootie catcher fun check out this post</center><center><a href="http://www.mommy-labs.com/creative-kids/art_craft_projects_kids/origami-fortune-teller-fun-learning-positive-affirmations-kids/" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Use a cootie catcher to write positive affirmations</span></a></center><center><br /></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/r12RPbYGt2g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/r12RPbYGt2g/cootie-catcher-drawing-game.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)0http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/07/cootie-catcher-drawing-game.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-3655755265354683901Sat, 08 Jun 2013 14:37:00 +00002013-06-08T10:45:30.680-04:00OutdoorsProduct ReviewSidewalk ChalkDIY Welcome Sign {#summerofjoann}<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Trebuchet, 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: xx-small; line-height: 21px;">*** I received a $25 giftcard from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores for the purpose of this review. ***</span></div><div style="font-family: Trebuchet, 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-align: center;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;">***All opinions expressed are my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post.***</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></div></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.joann.com/" target="_blank">Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores</a></span>&nbsp;challenged us to try one craft from their craft catalog of 72 featured projects&nbsp;and then invite you to join in on the fun of crafting this summer with <a href="http://bit.ly/cape-discovery" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">"Cape Discovery"</span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It was hard to choose just one project,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">we decided on making these <a href="http://www.joann.com/chalkboard-signs/prod1690090" target="_blank">cute chalkboard signs</a>&nbsp;and putting our own little twist on them.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here's how we made our&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Favorite Places Welcome Sign!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xyew_7iwlKI/UbKKymOt36I/AAAAAAAAHJA/pOsuSLmgVl8/s1600/%23summerofjoann10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-xyew_7iwlKI/UbKKymOt36I/AAAAAAAAHJA/pOsuSLmgVl8/s640/%23summerofjoann10.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><center></center><center>The materials are simple enough:</center><center>black foamcore board * brown Foamie sheets * Crayola sidewalk chalk * Tacky glue * brown Sharpie marker * Krylon Clear Finish (I used Fixatif instead)&nbsp;</center><center></center><center>we also used</center><center>Outdoor Mod Podge and a wooden dowel</center><center></center><center></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L_XYa1RT40M/UbKLEK6CHZI/AAAAAAAAHKE/Qcdtupg8n44/s1600/%23summerofjoann1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-L_XYa1RT40M/UbKLEK6CHZI/AAAAAAAAHKE/Qcdtupg8n44/s640/%23summerofjoann1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The first thing we did was make a list of our favorite places to visit, how far away they are from our house and which direction you have to travel to get there.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8To-E-FYixE/UbKKyQuocjI/AAAAAAAAHI8/azpTSyR7GRo/s1600/%23summerofjoann2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8To-E-FYixE/UbKKyQuocjI/AAAAAAAAHI8/azpTSyR7GRo/s640/%23summerofjoann2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I cut the foamcore into pieces to make the signs</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I find it easier to cut foamcore in three cuts</div><div style="text-align: center;">1. cut through the top layer of paper</div><div style="text-align: center;">2. cut through the foam</div><div style="text-align: center;">3. cut through the bottom layer of paper</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Miss C</b></span> used sidewalk chalk to write the locations on the signs</div><div style="text-align: center;">I added the distances</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sBP211x56xI/UbKKx9SnAlI/AAAAAAAAHI0/LlFB5D6tpnQ/s1600/%23summerofjoann3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sBP211x56xI/UbKKx9SnAlI/AAAAAAAAHI0/LlFB5D6tpnQ/s640/%23summerofjoann3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">I took the signs outside to spray them with the Fixatif</div><div style="text-align: center;">(the fumes are very strong)</div><div style="text-align: center;">the Fixatif keeps the chalk from smearing.<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;">(optional)</div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;">Attach your signs to a wooden dowel</div></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FkOu-dzkX0o/UbKKzAFD91I/AAAAAAAAHJM/bK0i8cemzXw/s1600/%23summerofjoann4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FkOu-dzkX0o/UbKKzAFD91I/AAAAAAAAHJM/bK0i8cemzXw/s640/%23summerofjoann4.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little A</span></b> drew lines on Foamie sheets to simulate wood grain</div><div style="text-align: center;">and then cut the sheets into strips</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CX7M0916KXY/UbKKz47xJFI/AAAAAAAAHJU/uAPqJqBYbD0/s1600/%23summerofjoann5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CX7M0916KXY/UbKKz47xJFI/AAAAAAAAHJU/uAPqJqBYbD0/s640/%23summerofjoann5.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CdNYRsV6tNQ/UbKKz7ZEReI/AAAAAAAAHJY/GUsUqZPJJO0/s1600/%23summerofjoann6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-CdNYRsV6tNQ/UbKKz7ZEReI/AAAAAAAAHJY/GUsUqZPJJO0/s640/%23summerofjoann6.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Frame the signs with the foam&nbsp;"wood" strips</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OQ3V1YrqMTQ/UbKK0WFH00I/AAAAAAAAHJk/4gKLpLRn3EQ/s1600/%23summerofjoann7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OQ3V1YrqMTQ/UbKK0WFH00I/AAAAAAAAHJk/4gKLpLRn3EQ/s640/%23summerofjoann7.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w8yWjt1BySk/UbKK1Yr8nKI/AAAAAAAAHJs/YdEGV1nzUaE/s1600/%23summerofjoann8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w8yWjt1BySk/UbKK1Yr8nKI/AAAAAAAAHJs/YdEGV1nzUaE/s640/%23summerofjoann8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">(optional)</div><div style="text-align: center;">Coat your signs with Outdoor Mod Podge</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">FYI: Outdoor Mod Podge is <b>NOT</b> waterproof so if you place your sign outside you'll have to bring it in if you're expecting rain</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UogtrM7R8OQ/UbKK13YDElI/AAAAAAAAHJ0/zvgHFDYz2b0/s1600/%23summerofjoann9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UogtrM7R8OQ/UbKK13YDElI/AAAAAAAAHJ0/zvgHFDYz2b0/s640/%23summerofjoann9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Place your new "Welcome!" sign outside to greet your guests!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><center>Jo-Ann's chalkboard signs are so simple (and cheap!)</center><center>you can make signs for anything!</center><center>kid's room * mark the bathroom for guests * make "party here" signs to place in your yard * make signs to let people know you're having a yard sale * make small ones and mark the plants in the garden</center><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">What would you make signs for?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you like this idea I'd <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>love</b></span> for you to pin it and tweet it with the hashtag #summerofjoann&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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<a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/023GsxpAxJU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/023GsxpAxJU/diy-welcome-sign-summerofjoann.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)2http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/06/diy-welcome-sign-summerofjoann.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-2721671508113146608Wed, 15 May 2013 04:00:00 +00002013-05-15T00:00:02.378-04:00Baby ArtMeet Baby B<center></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TvegMft5fhs/UZJS5dp6skI/AAAAAAAAHIk/Nrk-vdfxb-Q/s1600/BabyB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TvegMft5fhs/UZJS5dp6skI/AAAAAAAAHIk/Nrk-vdfxb-Q/s640/BabyB.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">It's time for a proper introduction!</span></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></center><center></center><center>In case you missed</center><center>&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=604996152843894&amp;set=a.198143863529127.54287.195067737170073&amp;type=1" target="_blank">the announcement on my Facebook page</a>,</center><center>this is&nbsp;</center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large; font-weight: bold;">Baby B</span>.</center><center></center><center>He is the sweetest little guy</center><center>and</center><center>already a total Momma's boy.</center><center><br /></center><center>It has been a slow nine months on my blog,</center><center>but I'm feeling better than ever and ready to start writing posts again.</center><center><br /></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">The girls and I can't wait to get this little man messy!</span></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/XNWv8s2Y4Ro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/XNWv8s2Y4Ro/meet-baby-b.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)4http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/05/meet-baby-b.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-3171136904325919017Sat, 11 May 2013 04:17:00 +00002013-05-11T00:17:47.439-04:00Product ReviewWindowMaking Window Stickers With ALEX Toys<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Trebuchet, 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: xx-small; line-height: 21px;">*** I received the Window Sticker Art Kits from ALEX Toys for the purpose of this review. ***</span></div><div style="font-family: Trebuchet, 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;">***All opinions expressed are my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post.***</span></div><div style="font-family: Trebuchet, 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: xx-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">The girls and I were thrilled to be able to review some products for<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="https://www.alextoys.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;ALEX Toys</a>.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you've been following the blog for a while you know how much we love window art,</div><div style="text-align: center;">so we jumped on the chance to give their Window Sticker Art Kits a try.</div><div style="text-align: center;">ALEX generously sent us&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="https://www.alextoys.com/shop/product/windowstickerartglam/" target="_blank">the Glam kit</a></span> AND <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="https://www.alextoys.com/shop/product/wondowstickerartzoom/" target="_blank">the Zoom kit</a>.</span></div><div style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xqMHPN2WxGA/UY2zOtpu5aI/AAAAAAAAHFM/qbMrgCtcc9E/s1600/ALEXpin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xqMHPN2WxGA/UY2zOtpu5aI/AAAAAAAAHFM/qbMrgCtcc9E/s640/ALEXpin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Little A</b></span> was so excited to make window stickers!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IqKM36bV91o/UY2zJWrCsYI/AAAAAAAAHEI/aopVwO_XVco/s1600/ALEX.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IqKM36bV91o/UY2zJWrCsYI/AAAAAAAAHEI/aopVwO_XVco/s640/ALEX.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here's what I love about these kits,</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>they come with everything you need!</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I just had a baby</div><div style="text-align: center;">and as much as I love setting up art projects for the girls to do,</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;sometimes I need something quick to grab off the art shelf that they can set up themselves with minimal help.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Both kits come with:</div><div style="text-align: center;">preprinted artwork, 5 different colored glues, outline glue, a plastic worksheet, and instructions</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CeKrfRtW3sY/UY2zJV9EPGI/AAAAAAAAHEE/HbJtFZvKDwA/s1600/ALEX2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CeKrfRtW3sY/UY2zJV9EPGI/AAAAAAAAHEE/HbJtFZvKDwA/s640/ALEX2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">According to the box, these kits are recommended for ages 6+&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Miss C</b></span> is 5.5 and <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Little A</b></span> is 3.5</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Even though <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">C</span></b>'s lines were shaky she was proud of her creations and was not once upset that her lines were not straight.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rfhq5khkQwk/UY2zJ9AxouI/AAAAAAAAHEM/G77cVHsGWuc/s1600/ALEX3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Rfhq5khkQwk/UY2zJ9AxouI/AAAAAAAAHEM/G77cVHsGWuc/s640/ALEX3.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Finding the right amount of pressure to use for squeezing out the colored glue took a few tries.</div><div style="text-align: center;">We found that squeezing and swirling at the same time helped to fill in the outlines and spread the colored glue without using too much.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ce-_SLA5e-k/UY2zKMHujfI/AAAAAAAAHEY/gNI9XQLCjm4/s1600/ALEX4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ce-_SLA5e-k/UY2zKMHujfI/AAAAAAAAHEY/gNI9XQLCjm4/s640/ALEX4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little A</span></b> was not able to trace the outlines herself</div><div style="text-align: center;">The black outline glue was too thick for her to squeeze out.</div><div style="text-align: center;">She did enjoy filling in the outlines with the colored glue.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uCSwkw8eYyA/UY2zKrrZQOI/AAAAAAAAHEk/JzBndcL0X-E/s1600/ALEX5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uCSwkw8eYyA/UY2zKrrZQOI/AAAAAAAAHEk/JzBndcL0X-E/s640/ALEX5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The girls couldn't wait to stick their stickers to the window</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1oQq7yY3z8/UY2zLCU2EnI/AAAAAAAAHEs/nsBZvVUdZWM/s1600/ALEX6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y1oQq7yY3z8/UY2zLCU2EnI/AAAAAAAAHEs/nsBZvVUdZWM/s640/ALEX6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Once they were up&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b> exclaimed, "They're suncatchers!"</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OvIG1tIVT6g/UY2zLfchrgI/AAAAAAAAHEw/58fiFAUVaTo/s1600/ALEX7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OvIG1tIVT6g/UY2zLfchrgI/AAAAAAAAHEw/58fiFAUVaTo/s640/ALEX7.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">We love that this is window art we can take down and move around</div><div style="text-align: center;">They stick to windows, mirrors, fridges, etc.</div><div style="text-align: center;">They are really sticky</div><div style="text-align: center;">(without being a sticky mess!)&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XJkpSG0ZU-8/UY2zL2JLQdI/AAAAAAAAHE4/e0yWaW2umh4/s1600/ALEX8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XJkpSG0ZU-8/UY2zL2JLQdI/AAAAAAAAHE4/e0yWaW2umh4/s640/ALEX8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">As soon as their first stickers were done they sat down to make some more</div><div style="text-align: center;">and we still have glue leftover to make a couple more batches!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BuGa3-oGre8/UY2zMFIm3kI/AAAAAAAAHE8/wVaRahK-v6U/s1600/ALEX9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BuGa3-oGre8/UY2zMFIm3kI/AAAAAAAAHE8/wVaRahK-v6U/s640/ALEX9.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;We really enjoyed making these window stickers,</div><div style="text-align: center;">the instructions are simple and fool-proof,</div><div style="text-align: center;">the kit comes with everything you need,</div><div style="text-align: center;">the colors are bright,</div><div style="text-align: center;">the preprinted designs are fun.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The only gripe I heard from the girls was that they wish they dried faster.</div><div style="text-align: center;">The outlines take two hours to dry and the colored glue takes 24 hours</div><div style="text-align: center;">Of course drying time can't be helped and the waiting is well worth the fun to be had!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Thank you to our friends at ALEX Toys!</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yh7q_p3bBkc/UY3ELMe6PgI/AAAAAAAAHFc/sB_WcMMewuE/s1600/4987_88703444625_5579290_n.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yh7q_p3bBkc/UY3ELMe6PgI/AAAAAAAAHFc/sB_WcMMewuE/s200/4987_88703444625_5579290_n.jpg" width="196" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ALEXToys?fref=ts" target="_blank">Find ALEX on Facebook</a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://pinterest.com/alextoys/" target="_blank">Find ALEX on Pinterest</a></div><center><br /></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"> Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/gs5fx08Y_WI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/gs5fx08Y_WI/making-window-stickers-with-alex-toys.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)0http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/05/making-window-stickers-with-alex-toys.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-6891162079993352770Wed, 17 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +00002013-04-17T00:00:09.200-04:00GelatinSuncatchersGelatin Plastic Butterflies<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Unflavored gelatin is one of our favorite materials to create with.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You can make a sort of gelatin "plastic" when you mix an envelope with a small amount of water.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Let the gelatin dry for a few days, and it hardens up like plastic!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It reminds me of acetate sheets that teachers use on projectors</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(do teachers still use those?)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here's how we used our sheets to make gelatin plastic butterflies!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bMSU0eIU4Ko/UWt3Qd6MJhI/AAAAAAAAHAE/QbZRQYOa8e4/s1600/GelatinButterfliesPin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bMSU0eIU4Ko/UWt3Qd6MJhI/AAAAAAAAHAE/QbZRQYOa8e4/s640/GelatinButterfliesPin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><center><br /></center><center>Mix your gelatin with boiling water until it dissolves</center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/04/gelatin-sun-catchers.html" target="_blank">Here are more detailed instructions on making gelatin plastic</a></span></center><center>add any coloring you want while you're stirring</center><center>(we use food coloring)</center><center><br /></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f-W574CnDYk/UW4KLyhJOwI/AAAAAAAAHAY/81O2kYZCKXA/s1600/GelatinButterflies.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-f-W574CnDYk/UW4KLyhJOwI/AAAAAAAAHAY/81O2kYZCKXA/s640/GelatinButterflies.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Pour your gelatin into any type of tray you wish</div><div style="text-align: center;">we've used plastic plates, <a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/01/gelatin-plastic-icicles.html" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">baking sheets and plastic wrap</span></a>, and <a href="http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=27201&amp;keyword=tray&amp;scategoryid=0&amp;CategorySearch=&amp;Brand=&amp;Price=" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">these plastic trays</span></a> from Discount School Supply.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">The girls decided to add more colors and swirl them around</div><div style="text-align: center;">and</div><div style="text-align: center;">then dumped generous amounts of glitter on top</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ySFR-xuq4fk/UW4KLpT-KpI/AAAAAAAAHAU/B7yBI3nU6NQ/s1600/GelatinButterflies1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ySFR-xuq4fk/UW4KLpT-KpI/AAAAAAAAHAU/B7yBI3nU6NQ/s640/GelatinButterflies1.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here is the gelatin before it is dry</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SGh7dae1AX0/UW4KO1cZrmI/AAAAAAAAHBM/G3wslpx49NM/s1600/GelatinButterflies2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SGh7dae1AX0/UW4KO1cZrmI/AAAAAAAAHBM/G3wslpx49NM/s640/GelatinButterflies2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here is the gelatin after it is dry</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It took several days for this batch of gelatin to dry and it dried quite crinkly</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(I'm blaming wet weather, it rained several days during the week)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-308rmn_9-zI/UW4KQiALGwI/AAAAAAAAHBc/3ogt2BRd_0g/s1600/GelatinButterflies4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-308rmn_9-zI/UW4KQiALGwI/AAAAAAAAHBc/3ogt2BRd_0g/s640/GelatinButterflies4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">While we were waiting for our gelatin to dry, the girls decorated clothespins with</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">paint, googly eyes, and pipe cleaner antennae</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dFz9Vd_ws3w/UW4KPaL_dqI/AAAAAAAAHBU/BS4tIOAYCsE/s1600/GelatinButterflies3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dFz9Vd_ws3w/UW4KPaL_dqI/AAAAAAAAHBU/BS4tIOAYCsE/s640/GelatinButterflies3.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h7073sM6OyY/UW4KQr057-I/AAAAAAAAHBg/_3NyoefysYw/s1600/GelatinButterflies5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h7073sM6OyY/UW4KQr057-I/AAAAAAAAHBg/_3NyoefysYw/s640/GelatinButterflies5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b> traced a heart cookie cutter to make wings,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KL4XCvc_Ie8/UW4KSU0HoMI/AAAAAAAAHCA/M1WLbjmv4r8/s1600/GelatinButterflies9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KL4XCvc_Ie8/UW4KSU0HoMI/AAAAAAAAHCA/M1WLbjmv4r8/s640/GelatinButterflies9.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">then cut her hearts out&nbsp;(there was some free form wing cutting happening as well),</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wb0uv8tCkME/UW4KRgmoCuI/AAAAAAAAHB0/MxlnMW3hOxE/s1600/GelatinButterflies7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wb0uv8tCkME/UW4KRgmoCuI/AAAAAAAAHB0/MxlnMW3hOxE/s640/GelatinButterflies7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and glued her wings to the backs of her clothespins.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SWNkS1k_4tM/UW4KR9akmFI/AAAAAAAAHB4/-d4S7HS_9zM/s1600/GelatinButterflies8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SWNkS1k_4tM/UW4KR9akmFI/AAAAAAAAHB4/-d4S7HS_9zM/s640/GelatinButterflies8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are the butterflies waiting for their wings to dry!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7rbBbNVLexI/UW4KMXf5f5I/AAAAAAAAHAk/4TmSOkSvtW8/s1600/GelatinButterflies10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7rbBbNVLexI/UW4KMXf5f5I/AAAAAAAAHAk/4TmSOkSvtW8/s640/GelatinButterflies10.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;We stuck them to our windows,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">I love the light shining through the wings!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">See how you can see some of the Sharpie marker?</div><div style="text-align: center;">Drawing designs on the wings with Sharpie would show up really nicely!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EH8jQU67goo/UW4KNNH8jcI/AAAAAAAAHAs/bThLwSH4W1Y/s1600/GelatinButterflies12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EH8jQU67goo/UW4KNNH8jcI/AAAAAAAAHAs/bThLwSH4W1Y/s640/GelatinButterflies12.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XjdvNWxxQnU/UW4KOZIRwII/AAAAAAAAHBE/CaXsL-KcJBc/s1600/GelatinButterflies13.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XjdvNWxxQnU/UW4KOZIRwII/AAAAAAAAHBE/CaXsL-KcJBc/s640/GelatinButterflies13.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WpHO4yWDtP8/UW4KNzQRVTI/AAAAAAAAHA8/kkEFXwwJ3N8/s1600/GelatinButterflies14.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WpHO4yWDtP8/UW4KNzQRVTI/AAAAAAAAHA8/kkEFXwwJ3N8/s640/GelatinButterflies14.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;Have you made gelatin plastic yet?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">If you'd like more inspiration why not</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/03/gelatin-plastic-rainbows-two-ways.html" target="_blank">make a simple rainbow</a>?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><center></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/2jFmOpI9FJk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/2jFmOpI9FJk/gelatin-plastic-butterflies.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)8http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/04/gelatin-plastic-butterflies.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-4888831568217964671Mon, 15 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +00002013-04-15T00:00:01.700-04:00PaintPicture Book ArtPicture Book Art: Dog's Colorful Day<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">For awhile I've been wanting to do simple art projects to go with the books we check out from the library</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So, here is the first <b>Picture Book Art</b> post</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Dog's Colorful Day</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">by</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Emma Dodd</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KhyyP-zYlMA/UWtMuPMJmOI/AAAAAAAAG_U/XKkRMw-pYs0/s1600/PictureBookArtPin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KhyyP-zYlMA/UWtMuPMJmOI/AAAAAAAAG_U/XKkRMw-pYs0/s640/PictureBookArtPin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This adorable book is about a little white dog that collects colorful (and messy!) spots on his fur throughout his busy doggy day.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J1fmKru8jxs/UWtGkhN9oRI/AAAAAAAAG-o/cDhgxStztpo/s1600/PictureBookArt.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J1fmKru8jxs/UWtGkhN9oRI/AAAAAAAAG-o/cDhgxStztpo/s640/PictureBookArt.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">After reading the story the girls drew dogs on a large sheet of white paper.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J6ot-bAnU7s/UWtGkX0OCOI/AAAAAAAAG-c/1zHs49cNvrM/s1600/PictureBookArt1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J6ot-bAnU7s/UWtGkX0OCOI/AAAAAAAAG-c/1zHs49cNvrM/s640/PictureBookArt1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I set out paint and paint daubers that I made with clothespins and cotton balls</div><div style="text-align: center;">(pom poms also work great).</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GlHg7XOEx4E/UWtGkY7udAI/AAAAAAAAG-g/qKXEZRTUnPI/s1600/PictureBookArt2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GlHg7XOEx4E/UWtGkY7udAI/AAAAAAAAG-g/qKXEZRTUnPI/s640/PictureBookArt2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">The girls' favorite part was dabbing on the paint and talking about how each spot got there.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6FyNaVotzwk/UWtGlHk6mMI/AAAAAAAAG-0/aBqTp2Giap4/s1600/PictureBookArt3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6FyNaVotzwk/UWtGlHk6mMI/AAAAAAAAG-0/aBqTp2Giap4/s640/PictureBookArt3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">When they were done with their spots we counted them and made a list of what every spot was.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little A</span></b>'s dog had spots from black rain AND blue rain!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9jSMSFqSu60/UWtGluL3RYI/AAAAAAAAG-8/njBLJ6F298o/s1600/PictureBookArt4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9jSMSFqSu60/UWtGluL3RYI/AAAAAAAAG-8/njBLJ6F298o/s640/PictureBookArt4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">That brown spot on <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b>'s dog's ear was from a scrumptious chocolate bear</div><div style="text-align: center;">YUM!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_bqA_puPfIs/UWtGmIHCIBI/AAAAAAAAG_E/tFIw_rY787E/s1600/PictureBookArt6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_bqA_puPfIs/UWtGmIHCIBI/AAAAAAAAG_E/tFIw_rY787E/s640/PictureBookArt6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><center>Even though my girls know their colors and numbers they still really enjoyed the funny story of</center><center><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Dog's Colorful Day.</span></b></center><center><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></center><center>We had a great laugh making up our own dog stories and talking about the spots on their dogs.</center><center><br /></center><center>Be sure to look for this book at your local library or bookstore!</center><center><br /></center><center></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><center></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/2fysK9JENbM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/2fysK9JENbM/picture-book-art-dogs-colorful-day.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)1http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/04/picture-book-art-dogs-colorful-day.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-3084524815493217371Mon, 18 Mar 2013 03:42:00 +00002013-03-17T23:42:16.354-04:00InspiredPaintInspired {Wayne Thiebaud}<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We were Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The girls wanted to do something special for my husband's birthday&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(since he doesn't like to eat cake)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;so they painted cakes!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fbEEwKcOUX8/UT_knn7tRlI/AAAAAAAAG9k/17b_I-Q1Q5M/s1600/ThiebaudPin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fbEEwKcOUX8/UT_knn7tRlI/AAAAAAAAG9k/17b_I-Q1Q5M/s640/ThiebaudPin.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Whenever we're learning about a new artist the first place I visit is YouTube.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I love searching for interviews, it's so interesting to hear the artists speak about their methods and work.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We really enjoyed this <a href="http://youtu.be/vI_QJ5D9Qm8" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">interview with Wayne Thiebaud</span></a>.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In the video there are close ups of his work where you can clearly see the build up of oil paints on his cakes, it looks exactly like frosting.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">He even mentions that while he's painting it almost feels like he's making real cakes and pies.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I haven't ventured into letting the girls use oils yet</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(no particular reason why)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">so I thickened up some tempera paint for them to use instead</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I mixed 1 cup of cornstarch with 1 cup of water in a saucepan</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and heat it over low heat stirring constantly until it was &nbsp;the consistency of sticky play dough</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Using a muffin tin I mixed the tempera paint with my cornstarch thickener and</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">voila!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">tempera frosting.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r7cGfxs1ECw/UT_kl_4U8AI/AAAAAAAAG88/C__gDPdFUfY/s1600/Thiebaud.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-r7cGfxs1ECw/UT_kl_4U8AI/AAAAAAAAG88/C__gDPdFUfY/s400/Thiebaud.jpg" width="266" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qdd5PiLjwFo/UT_kkyFZBnI/AAAAAAAAG8o/tURhkxnrATY/s1600/Thiebaud1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qdd5PiLjwFo/UT_kkyFZBnI/AAAAAAAAG8o/tURhkxnrATY/s400/Thiebaud1.jpg" width="266" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">To make their cakes, the girls drew a simple cake shapes onto their paper with pencil.</div><div style="text-align: center;">An oval top, two straight sides, and a curved bottom.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uNpVl8oa6Tg/UT_klVjCcGI/AAAAAAAAG8s/LEH88y4VcaM/s1600/Thiebaud2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uNpVl8oa6Tg/UT_klVjCcGI/AAAAAAAAG8s/LEH88y4VcaM/s640/Thiebaud2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Then they went to work using popsicle sticks to spread on their "frosting"</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzTs9yc0EJk/UT_kl3P5dLI/AAAAAAAAG84/zRAB6TRwics/s1600/Thiebaud3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JzTs9yc0EJk/UT_kl3P5dLI/AAAAAAAAG84/zRAB6TRwics/s640/Thiebaud3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Alongside the thickened tempera,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;I also set out regular tempera and paintbrushes for them to use</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OZWhPnkE0xI/UT_kmhta2YI/AAAAAAAAG9M/8sW5rnhn7zg/s1600/Thiebaud5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OZWhPnkE0xI/UT_kmhta2YI/AAAAAAAAG9M/8sW5rnhn7zg/s640/Thiebaud5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-k8azeSuPMgI/UT_kmee1i1I/AAAAAAAAG9E/xF5fI-Mk_mU/s1600/Thiebaud4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-k8azeSuPMgI/UT_kmee1i1I/AAAAAAAAG9E/xF5fI-Mk_mU/s640/Thiebaud4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Sweet <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Little A</b></span> was so proud that she drew her cake all by herself</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9zuWcO6YW8U/UT_knQhsxRI/AAAAAAAAG9c/kQR50uh5V_M/s1600/Thiebaud6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9zuWcO6YW8U/UT_knQhsxRI/AAAAAAAAG9c/kQR50uh5V_M/s640/Thiebaud6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">She worked on the same cake picture the whole time</div><div style="text-align: center;">(<b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b> painted three in the same amount of time)</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">A</span></b> was absolutely fascinated with adding layer after layer of paint</div><div style="text-align: center;">and then she decided to mix it all together.</div><div style="text-align: center;">I wish I had a picture of her face when she saw that she made gray</div><div style="text-align: center;">she was surprised and amazed all at once</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">C</span></b> was also surprised, pointing out that <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">A</span></b> didn't even have black paint.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">How <i>DID</i> that happen!?</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m_YWm2WkiYQ/UT_knH6RfyI/AAAAAAAAG9g/VK1_9Daihpk/s1600/Thiebaud7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m_YWm2WkiYQ/UT_knH6RfyI/AAAAAAAAG9g/VK1_9Daihpk/s640/Thiebaud7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">The girls really enjoyed painting Thiebaud-Inspired cakes and couldn't wait to show my husband when he came home from work.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">He loved them!</div><div style="text-align: center;">Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep the paintings because the paint started flaking off&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">(due to the cornstarch, I'm sure).</div><div style="text-align: center;">Whenever we decide to try oil painting, Wayne Thiebaud-Inspired cake might just be the first thing we paint!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Check out our other&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/p/inspired.html" target="_blank"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Inspired art here</span></a>!</div><center></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><center></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o8djFw9rtts/US33OmxBK_I/AAAAAAAAG7w/5mgbEJRFN7g/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-02-27+at+7.05.18+AM.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o8djFw9rtts/US33OmxBK_I/AAAAAAAAG7w/5mgbEJRFN7g/s1600/Screen+shot+2013-02-27+at+7.05.18+AM.png" /></a></div><center><br /></center><center>Congratulations</center><center><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Tricia Orchard!</span></b></center><center><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></b></center><center>You have 48 hours to claim your prize!</center><center>Please check your inbox for my email.</center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/35OQlLEqfYw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/35OQlLEqfYw/a-few-of-our-favorite-things-winner_27.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)1http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/a-few-of-our-favorite-things-winner_27.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-1643841505738654319Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-25T13:03:59.331-05:00BlogiversaryGiveawayA Few of our Favorite Things {GIVEAWAY!}<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">To thank all of you for&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">following along,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">commenting,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and&nbsp;sharing,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and to celebrate <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/window-paint-by-number.html" target="_blank">my two year blogiversary</a>,</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I'm giving away some of our favorite things!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X2QSlY73wPQ/USGjNpowBnI/AAAAAAAAG6I/EO6i1rg1kPM/s1600/giveawaypin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X2QSlY73wPQ/USGjNpowBnI/AAAAAAAAG6I/EO6i1rg1kPM/s640/giveawaypin.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Here is what is included in the giveaway&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">suggestions on how to use the materials</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Contact Paper and Tissue Squares</u></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You can stick almost anything to contact paper,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">tissue paper squares are our favorite for making <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/01/easy-winter-windows.html" target="_blank">collages</a>.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">When you're done using tissue paper squares</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">try <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/04/no-mess-color-mixing.html" target="_blank">squishing paint in between two sheets</a></span>!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pvVyMmnOZ7E/UR-6sj8NedI/AAAAAAAAG4Y/azmhKwZ4rCE/s1600/Giveaway.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pvVyMmnOZ7E/UR-6sj8NedI/AAAAAAAAG4Y/azmhKwZ4rCE/s640/Giveaway.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Canvas and Crayons</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Give <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/09/melted-crayon-art.html" target="_blank">melted crayon art</a></span> a go!</div><div style="text-align: center;">Have you already made melted crayon art?</div><div style="text-align: center;">Try <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/02/melty-crayons.html" target="_blank">painting with melted crayons</a>.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xfAhd0B9qQs/UR-6smheLDI/AAAAAAAAG4c/dmMd1-t2G1w/s1600/Giveaway1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xfAhd0B9qQs/UR-6smheLDI/AAAAAAAAG4c/dmMd1-t2G1w/s640/Giveaway1.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Unflavored Gelatin and Food Coloring</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">I always keep unflavored gelatin in my art cupboard,</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/04/gelatin-sun-catchers.html" target="_blank">gelatin plastic</a></span> is so easy to make, lasts a long time,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">and can pretty much be made into any shape or color you'd like!</div><div style="text-align: center;">You can even <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/03/gelatin-plastic-rainbows-two-ways.html" target="_blank">make your own rainbow</a></span>!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CmVKO7p0UlY/UR-6sxiz_SI/AAAAAAAAG4k/TBY6ILiv_J4/s1600/Giveaway2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CmVKO7p0UlY/UR-6sxiz_SI/AAAAAAAAG4k/TBY6ILiv_J4/s640/Giveaway2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Watercolor Paper and Watercolors</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">We use watercolor paper for almost everything. It's perfect for all kinds of art!</div><div style="text-align: center;">We even cut the paper up into smaller rectangles for making notecards.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Setting out water and pan watercolors is easy and quick to do when my girls are in a hurry to paint,</div><div style="text-align: center;">they also travel nicely for impromptu painting at the park.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_W5BQveRSu8/UR-6tWJYLuI/AAAAAAAAG4w/eRYNjQHdQ7M/s1600/Giveaway3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_W5BQveRSu8/UR-6tWJYLuI/AAAAAAAAG4w/eRYNjQHdQ7M/s640/Giveaway3.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Coffee Filters</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Coffee filters are amazing for tie dying!</div><div style="text-align: center;">We like to use food coloring on our coffee filters and <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/04/coffee-filter-tree.html" target="_blank">cut them out like snowflakes</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">we've even taken advantage of how the coloring bleeds through the filter and made <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/03/abstract-art.html" target="_blank">abstract art</a>.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pCGVt40TmjA/UR-6uSwZvcI/AAAAAAAAG44/StJbmgoJ7zE/s1600/Giveaway6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pCGVt40TmjA/UR-6uSwZvcI/AAAAAAAAG44/StJbmgoJ7zE/s640/Giveaway6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Shaving Cream</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/11/family-tree-of-thanks.html" target="_blank">Marbling with shaving cream</a></span> is so much fun but nothing beats the fun my girls had making <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/09/shaving-cream-cupcakes.html" target="_blank">shaving cream cupcakes</a>.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3KYiUg5MmlY/UR-6twwyFSI/AAAAAAAAG48/rQ3M_s6qmqc/s1600/Giveaway5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3KYiUg5MmlY/UR-6twwyFSI/AAAAAAAAG48/rQ3M_s6qmqc/s640/Giveaway5.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Sidewalk Chalk</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">We LOVE sidewalk chalk!</div><div style="text-align: center;">We use it for everything from tracing around each other to making hopscotch and mazes.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Our favorite way to <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/03/art-and-play-nature-way-trees.html" target="_blank">use chalk is soaking wet</a>.</span></div><div style="text-align: center;">We've also <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/08/chalk-dust-art.html" target="_blank">created with chalk dust</a>, </span>which was really neat.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f3E_jPLSUfo/UR-6tmtNgDI/AAAAAAAAG5A/eYrhegsEbr8/s1600/Giveaway4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-f3E_jPLSUfo/UR-6tmtNgDI/AAAAAAAAG5A/eYrhegsEbr8/s640/Giveaway4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><u><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Plastic Spray Bottles</span></u></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We use spray bottles to <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/10/negative-art-and-cotton-swab-bones.html" target="_blank">make negative art</a>&nbsp;</span>by filling the bottles with half paint and half water.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You can also fill the bottles with water and spray on chalk boards, cement, watercolor paintings,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">food coloring on coffee filters.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The possibilities are pretty much endless with spray bottles!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J1V4pvp7EB4/UR-6vYqNlII/AAAAAAAAG5Y/dPLZScxnMUk/s1600/Giveaway7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-J1V4pvp7EB4/UR-6vYqNlII/AAAAAAAAG5Y/dPLZScxnMUk/s640/Giveaway7.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>Fun Extras!</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are some fun extras to keep in stock</div><div style="text-align: center;">glitter glue</div><div style="text-align: center;">white glue</div><div style="text-align: center;">glow in the dark glitter</div><div style="text-align: center;">and&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">Kool-Aid.</div><div style="text-align: center;">We've never used Kool-Aid for art purposes but I know you can make sensory doughs with it and use it for painting and dying!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NUVbh_HH-vM/UR-6vu-jo-I/AAAAAAAAG5Q/ByBIQpY68rc/s1600/Giveaway8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NUVbh_HH-vM/UR-6vu-jo-I/AAAAAAAAG5Q/ByBIQpY68rc/s640/Giveaway8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Here is all&nbsp;</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><u>the important mumbo-jumbo</u></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">*This giveaway is open to anyone with a mailing address!</div><div style="text-align: center;">(Yes, that means internationally!)</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">*You must be 18 years or older to enter</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">*The giveaway</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>&nbsp;starts</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Monday, 02/18/2013 at 12:00 am EST</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">and&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>ends</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Sunday, 02/24/2013 at 11:59 pm EST</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">*Winner will be announced</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Monday, 02/25/2013</b></div><div style="text-align: center;">on the blog and by email</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">*Winner will be chosen by random.org</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">*Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">*You must provide a valid email address to enter&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">(so you can be notified if you win)</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><u><b>To Enter</b></u></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Leave a comment letting me know what material(s) you're looking forward to using!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Good Luck!</b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><br /></b></span></div><center></center><center></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><center></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/KVGtmh4TjbM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/KVGtmh4TjbM/a-few-of-our-favorite-things-giveaway.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/a-few-of-our-favorite-things-giveaway.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-5662812344288695678Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-15T00:00:04.722-05:00BlogiversaryPaintWindowWindow Paint by Number<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><center>I recently had my two year blogiversary</center><center>I can't believe it's been two years!</center><center><br /></center><center>The very first post I ever wrote was about&nbsp;</center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/02/tissue-paper-stained-glass-window.html" target="_blank">stained glass windows made with tissue paper</a>.</span></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></center><center>For my first blogiversary I posted about</center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/02/window-painting-its-my-blogiversary.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;window painting</a>.</span></center><center><br /></center><center>Keeping up with tradition</center><center>I'm sharing another window art post,</center><center>paint by number on the window!</center><center><br /></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-w7vE9sspFaM/UR0tt--XzlI/AAAAAAAAG2Y/c1IEBmiqvD0/s1600/HeartWindow6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-w7vE9sspFaM/UR0tt--XzlI/AAAAAAAAG2Y/c1IEBmiqvD0/s640/HeartWindow6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><center><br /></center><center>I started off by painting a very simple design with acrylic paint.</center><center><br /></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5BZqdksfEDA/UR2Wcpj3GeI/AAAAAAAAG3I/So7XHQeLP7A/s1600/HeartWindow.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5BZqdksfEDA/UR2Wcpj3GeI/AAAAAAAAG3I/So7XHQeLP7A/s640/HeartWindow.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Then using tempera paint,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I painted numbers into each section.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">One number for each color,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">we used seven colors.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TLMxrjpp7a4/UR2WdQc5LNI/AAAAAAAAG3U/OLVdWB-FHzE/s1600/HeartWindow1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TLMxrjpp7a4/UR2WdQc5LNI/AAAAAAAAG3U/OLVdWB-FHzE/s640/HeartWindow1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The girls painted in the sections with the colors that matched the numbers.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">They decided to do one color at a time</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and had a lot of fun hunting for the numbers and making sure they painted in each section.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_qRwIGCD0J0/UR2WddINBjI/AAAAAAAAG3Q/UJhSp-_NTOs/s1600/HeartWindow2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_qRwIGCD0J0/UR2WddINBjI/AAAAAAAAG3Q/UJhSp-_NTOs/s640/HeartWindow2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6W2xCgou5Rw/UR2WeX1wkhI/AAAAAAAAG3g/xHOkiKDfDmk/s1600/HeartWindow4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6W2xCgou5Rw/UR2WeX1wkhI/AAAAAAAAG3g/xHOkiKDfDmk/s640/HeartWindow4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I love how our window looks when it's painted!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BQjbp78Xgy4/UR2WeysaXcI/AAAAAAAAG3o/dOLk3A1DJwY/s1600/HeartWindow5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BQjbp78Xgy4/UR2WeysaXcI/AAAAAAAAG3o/dOLk3A1DJwY/s640/HeartWindow5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><center><br /></center><center>The girls and I really enjoyed this twist on painting the window</center><center>and I know we will do this activity again!</center><center><br /></center><center>I think next time I'll be more brave and try to design a paint by number</center><center>that has a hidden image!</center><center><br /></center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Have you tried painting on your windows?</span></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><center><br /></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Save this idea for later!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/XFCiveOh62U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/XFCiveOh62U/window-paint-by-number.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)9http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/window-paint-by-number.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-2432244876171502217Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-11T00:00:10.923-05:00CardsValentine's Day5 Ideas for Valentine's Day Cards {Part 2}<div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Valentine's Day is on the way!</span></div><div class="" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here are five easy ideas for Valentine's Day cards!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F0qaCMpegZw/URfgalOvpDI/AAAAAAAAGzo/2OXrCp3AKDc/s1600/VdayCollage.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="450" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F0qaCMpegZw/URfgalOvpDI/AAAAAAAAGzo/2OXrCp3AKDc/s640/VdayCollage.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/rainbow-valentine.html" target="_blank">Rainbow Valentine</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Made using an oil pastel and watercolor resist technique.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Don't forget&nbsp;heart stamped clouds!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6s46TgE_5yQ/URfgim7tFnI/AAAAAAAAG0A/dyHXhTZu5_k/s1600/RainbowValentine9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6s46TgE_5yQ/URfgim7tFnI/AAAAAAAAG0A/dyHXhTZu5_k/s640/RainbowValentine9.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/orange-valentine.html" target="_blank">Orange Valentine</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Print with orange slices</div><div style="text-align: center;">then&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">stamp your message with alphabet stamps!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IW4kGgpZJgE/URfgiDUjtcI/AAAAAAAAGz0/dsxRcrVl49E/s1600/OrangeValentine5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IW4kGgpZJgE/URfgiDUjtcI/AAAAAAAAGz0/dsxRcrVl49E/s640/OrangeValentine5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/firefly-valentine.html" target="_blank">Firefly Valentine</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Make a valentine that glows</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">with</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">fingerprints and glow in the dark glitter and paint.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O19n6U2NVzI/URfghyoXayI/AAAAAAAAGzw/OxzPBX7T0Xs/s1600/FireflyValentine7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="432" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-O19n6U2NVzI/URfghyoXayI/AAAAAAAAGzw/OxzPBX7T0Xs/s640/FireflyValentine7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/heart-valentine.html" target="_blank">Heart Valentine</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Make negative heart shapes using</div><div style="text-align: center;">foam stickers&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">and</div><div style="text-align: center;">watered down paint in a spray bottle.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0bzS7GaJvYc/URfgiDWMIGI/AAAAAAAAGz4/miVsOpZgXjM/s1600/HeartValentine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0bzS7GaJvYc/URfgiDWMIGI/AAAAAAAAGz4/miVsOpZgXjM/s640/HeartValentine.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/sticker-valentine.html" target="_blank">Sticker Valentine</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Create your own stickers</div><div style="text-align: center;">with</div><div style="text-align: center;">contact paper!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qdQepoKRaJg/URfgi9y1bAI/AAAAAAAAG0I/jD0jR6l-PAg/s1600/StickerValentine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qdQepoKRaJg/URfgi9y1bAI/AAAAAAAAG0I/jD0jR6l-PAg/s640/StickerValentine.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><center><br /></center><center><br /></center><center>and if five ideas for cards isn't enough</center><center><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.html" target="_blank">here are five more!</a></span></center><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RUFlRXurqXY/URfktlj1g9I/AAAAAAAAG1A/_mEKawnVZfk/s1600/ValentinesDay.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RUFlRXurqXY/URfktlj1g9I/AAAAAAAAG1A/_mEKawnVZfk/s640/ValentinesDay.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><center><br /></center><center><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></center><center><br /></center><div style="text-align: center;">Let's connect!</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; <a art="" href="http://pinterest.com/Aleaciah/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://www.facebook.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26aat501.jpg" width="60" /></a> <a art="" href="http://http//feeds.feedburner.com/dillydaliart/" target="_blank" title="dilly-dali"><img alt="Dilly-Dali Art" height="60" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-01-26at502-1.jpg" width="60" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/XezHd_kJCrA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/XezHd_kJCrA/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards-part-2.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)0http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards-part-2.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-4224720680803456188Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-14T21:58:20.085-05:00CardsValentine's DaySticker Valentine<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qs6MUGNo8pY/URRecXmv3HI/AAAAAAAAGxw/LPmANfhCm2c/s1600/StickerValentine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Qs6MUGNo8pY/URRecXmv3HI/AAAAAAAAGxw/LPmANfhCm2c/s640/StickerValentine.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These valentine cards are so easy,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I mean,<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">REALLY easy!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">For these cards, the girls made their own stickers out of contact paper.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VDduBW0fso4/URRkrnjGtYI/AAAAAAAAGyc/B-YVosoxBP4/s1600/StickerValentine1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VDduBW0fso4/URRkrnjGtYI/AAAAAAAAGyc/B-YVosoxBP4/s640/StickerValentine1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">All that's needed is contact paper, permanent markers,</div><div style="text-align: center;">and blank cards</div><div style="text-align: center;">(for cards, I just cut up sheets of 90lb paper)</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2v8eoggo9p0/URRksOyb2aI/AAAAAAAAGyk/oUA82w9kAQ0/s1600/StickerValentine2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2v8eoggo9p0/URRksOyb2aI/AAAAAAAAGyk/oUA82w9kAQ0/s640/StickerValentine2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Tape the corners of the contact paper down</div><div style="text-align: center;">and draw images on it with the permanent marker.</div><div style="text-align: center;">I traced a few heart shapes for <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little A</span></b> to color in,</div><div style="text-align: center;">but left the majority of the contact paper blank for her</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yf3b_fI4UI0/URRksLWI82I/AAAAAAAAGyo/qEYf892TAtI/s1600/StickerValentine3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Yf3b_fI4UI0/URRksLWI82I/AAAAAAAAGyo/qEYf892TAtI/s640/StickerValentine3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qC_l21U5cwY/URRksrpBheI/AAAAAAAAGy0/kLEZ0VCAhu4/s1600/StickerValentine4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qC_l21U5cwY/URRksrpBheI/AAAAAAAAGy0/kLEZ0VCAhu4/s640/StickerValentine4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Cut out the stickers and attach them to the cards with a small dab of glue.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Make sure to leave the backing of the contact paper ON!</b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3HHFMnPAdvI/URRks8KhN0I/AAAAAAAAGy4/jJQbRgK6Ets/s1600/StickerValentine5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3HHFMnPAdvI/URRks8KhN0I/AAAAAAAAGy4/jJQbRgK6Ets/s640/StickerValentine5.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These would be so simple to make in bulk!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">A cute Valentine's Day message</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">and a special sticker</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">all in one!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Looking for more Valentine's Day card ideas?</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.html" target="_blank">Here are five!</a></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/aBKFABB9yEQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/aBKFABB9yEQ/sticker-valentine.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)0http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/sticker-valentine.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-3508403721501730268Thu, 07 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-14T21:58:35.209-05:00CardsValentine's DayHeart Valentine<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5vxBx4bh2Yg/URL25ubQrpI/AAAAAAAAGvg/FaFbFLMS2Z4/s1600/HeartValentine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5vxBx4bh2Yg/URL25ubQrpI/AAAAAAAAGvg/FaFbFLMS2Z4/s640/HeartValentine.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These simple heart valentines were made using a paint resist technique</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(earlier this week we shared <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/rainbow-valentine.html" target="_blank">another type of paint resist</a></span>)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">To make these cards</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(for the cards I just cut up sheets of 90lb paper)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">we used foam heart stickers and watered down tempera paint</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r7OlopVLygk/URL5DWGE3mI/AAAAAAAAGwU/yCmHaaXpchU/s1600/HeartValentine1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r7OlopVLygk/URL5DWGE3mI/AAAAAAAAGwU/yCmHaaXpchU/s640/HeartValentine1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Stick the foam stickers on the card</div><div style="text-align: center;">(pressing lightly so that they are easy to remove)</div><div style="text-align: center;">then,</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;using a spray bottle filled with watered down tempera paint</div><div style="text-align: center;">spray paint over the hearts</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SucRghlZ65E/URL5DhCN4_I/AAAAAAAAGwY/-JoxDsZimTU/s1600/HeartValentine3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SucRghlZ65E/URL5DhCN4_I/AAAAAAAAGwY/-JoxDsZimTU/s640/HeartValentine3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-99S_7WQSDYs/URL5D3n-VbI/AAAAAAAAGwc/oN100FZ90Mg/s1600/HeartValentine2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-99S_7WQSDYs/URL5D3n-VbI/AAAAAAAAGwc/oN100FZ90Mg/s640/HeartValentine2.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Once the paint is dry, remove the stickers</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sKL4KWnRv3U/URL5ERvjVoI/AAAAAAAAGws/L2j5MonHZzg/s1600/HeartValentine4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sKL4KWnRv3U/URL5ERvjVoI/AAAAAAAAGws/L2j5MonHZzg/s640/HeartValentine4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;You can leave the cards like this or you can embellish them.</div><div style="text-align: center;">The girls used glitter glue to add a little Valentine's Day sparkle.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I9ISQfWZt3s/URL5FHz-vMI/AAAAAAAAGw4/22xy-SqJnFc/s1600/HeartValentine5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-I9ISQfWZt3s/URL5FHz-vMI/AAAAAAAAGw4/22xy-SqJnFc/s640/HeartValentine5.jpg" width="640" /></a><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LE3IfgZNqmo/URL5FFJcyaI/AAAAAAAAGw0/yMWIjAs1JJo/s1600/HeartValentine6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LE3IfgZNqmo/URL5FFJcyaI/AAAAAAAAGw0/yMWIjAs1JJo/s640/HeartValentine6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">When the glitter glue was dry,</div><div style="text-align: center;">we chose our favorite conversation heart messages</div><div style="text-align: center;">and I wrote them in the blank hearts.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z67Th1POD4k/URL5F6GLgKI/AAAAAAAAGxE/6W_eCmQ0nPw/s1600/HeartValentine7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z67Th1POD4k/URL5F6GLgKI/AAAAAAAAGxE/6W_eCmQ0nPw/s640/HeartValentine7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Write your favorite message to give to your favorite Valentine!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Looking for more Valentine's Day card ideas?</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.html" target="_blank">Here are five!</a></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/mU36EB9sXWs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/mU36EB9sXWs/heart-valentine.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)0http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/heart-valentine.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-637891653636808731Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-14T21:58:35.211-05:00CardsValentine's DayFirefly Valentine<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XFT_E9ETb2M/URGvqEp8d9I/AAAAAAAAGto/d2m7R3AG1YI/s1600/FireflyValentine7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="432" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XFT_E9ETb2M/URGvqEp8d9I/AAAAAAAAGto/d2m7R3AG1YI/s640/FireflyValentine7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These cute valentine cards are made with fingerprints!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Guess what else?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>They glow!</b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gn6mTnmbvxQ/URGxYomwjCI/AAAAAAAAGtw/ItQ5VqlmZ0I/s1600/FireflyValentine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gn6mTnmbvxQ/URGxYomwjCI/AAAAAAAAGtw/ItQ5VqlmZ0I/s640/FireflyValentine.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">First, make as many fingerprints on the card as desired.</div><div style="text-align: center;">(I just cut sheets of 90lb paper into cards)</div><div style="text-align: center;">Leave enough space around the fireflies for wings!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3Y1QgyFJ8ak/URGxY_o_2bI/AAAAAAAAGt0/N5Q8R1mcaRY/s1600/FireflyValentine1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3Y1QgyFJ8ak/URGxY_o_2bI/AAAAAAAAGt0/N5Q8R1mcaRY/s640/FireflyValentine1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Use glue to make wing shapes then sprinkle them with glow in the dark glitter.</div><div style="text-align: center;">I found this glow in the dark glitter at Michaels,</div><div style="text-align: center;">you can also find glow in the dark glitter on Amazon.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nUd1uRgWZN0/URGxZKFwh9I/AAAAAAAAGt4/HlN-HmPLHl0/s1600/FireflyValentine2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nUd1uRgWZN0/URGxZKFwh9I/AAAAAAAAGt4/HlN-HmPLHl0/s400/FireflyValentine2.jpg" width="266" /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KsDBLoQXBBI/URGxZiPOxWI/AAAAAAAAGuI/nipiUaybrUw/s1600/FireflyValentine3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KsDBLoQXBBI/URGxZiPOxWI/AAAAAAAAGuI/nipiUaybrUw/s400/FireflyValentine3.jpg" width="266" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">For the little glowing tushies we used glow in the dark fabric paint</div><div style="text-align: center;">(also from Michaels)</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CylY1d6isJs/URGxZ8cs2HI/AAAAAAAAGuM/8Ev8gd3AcLg/s1600/FireflyValentine4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CylY1d6isJs/URGxZ8cs2HI/AAAAAAAAGuM/8Ev8gd3AcLg/s640/FireflyValentine4.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H4CwjqmbVA0/URGxZw5nfUI/AAAAAAAAGuQ/LOqmfZKd3Uk/s1600/FireflyValentine5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H4CwjqmbVA0/URGxZw5nfUI/AAAAAAAAGuQ/LOqmfZKd3Uk/s640/FireflyValentine5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Once the cards are dry add little details</div><div style="text-align: center;">faces, antennae, etc.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0flRLtBqdYo/URGxaddVO6I/AAAAAAAAGuc/pzyRDAET_Y4/s1600/FireflyValentine6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0flRLtBqdYo/URGxaddVO6I/AAAAAAAAGuc/pzyRDAET_Y4/s640/FireflyValentine6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8zhK05SZyoU/URGxbbuC4WI/AAAAAAAAGuo/yquaEzA894Q/s1600/FireflyValentine8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8zhK05SZyoU/URGxbbuC4WI/AAAAAAAAGuo/yquaEzA894Q/s640/FireflyValentine8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Add a message and light up someone's day by giving them a card that glows!</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Don't forget to write a little note on the back letting the recipient know to hold the card in the light for a few seconds then take it into the dark for a surprise!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Looking for more Valentine's Card ideas?</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.html" target="_blank">Here are five!</a></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/3ejTiCpIta8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/3ejTiCpIta8/firefly-valentine.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)0http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/firefly-valentine.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-140950388680518902Tue, 05 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-14T21:58:35.206-05:00CardsValentine's DayOrange Valentine<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iwUm94V3-cE/UQ-xUVnS_uI/AAAAAAAAGrQ/gB7Indq_b9c/s1600/OrangeValentine5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iwUm94V3-cE/UQ-xUVnS_uI/AAAAAAAAGrQ/gB7Indq_b9c/s640/OrangeValentine5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b>'s favorite joke is the knock-knock that ends</div><div style="text-align: center;">"Orange you glad I didn't say banana?"</div><div style="text-align: center;">So I knew she'd love to make an orange themed Valentine card.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I1x2cPBr0zg/UQ-xS_EN4tI/AAAAAAAAGqw/F_CFSUprQr0/s1600/OrangeValentine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I1x2cPBr0zg/UQ-xS_EN4tI/AAAAAAAAGqw/F_CFSUprQr0/s640/OrangeValentine.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I cut an orange into slices</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(slicing an orange in half would be <b>much</b> easier, do that instead)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b> painted them with red paint.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We decided on red because of Valentine's Day,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">if I were to make these again I'd probably suggest orange paint.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Stamp the orange on a scrap piece of paper to get the excess paint off</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">then stamp it onto a card</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(we just cut a sheet of 90lb paper into cards)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BfqU-Gay61g/UQ-xSx8n8_I/AAAAAAAAGq0/lX94YvA7yGY/s1600/OrangeValentine1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BfqU-Gay61g/UQ-xSx8n8_I/AAAAAAAAGq0/lX94YvA7yGY/s640/OrangeValentine1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eG_CweNswzs/UQ-xS1dBPII/AAAAAAAAGq4/_SZVvP6s-qI/s1600/OrangeValentine2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-eG_CweNswzs/UQ-xS1dBPII/AAAAAAAAGq4/_SZVvP6s-qI/s640/OrangeValentine2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Using her alphabet stamps,</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b>&nbsp;stamped the message</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">"Orange you glad"</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">on the front of the card</div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fsAvuDNoMww/UQ-xTs1EedI/AAAAAAAAGrI/uIHZfrLdGdQ/s1600/OrangeValentine3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fsAvuDNoMww/UQ-xTs1EedI/AAAAAAAAGrI/uIHZfrLdGdQ/s640/OrangeValentine3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5Ls-uhrLm7s/UQ-xUQC3_cI/AAAAAAAAGrU/dxLUWaxvhAs/s1600/OrangeValentine4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5Ls-uhrLm7s/UQ-xUQC3_cI/AAAAAAAAGrU/dxLUWaxvhAs/s640/OrangeValentine4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Then on the back she stamped</div><div style="text-align: center;">"you're my Valentine?"</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QRELGzLvCcw/UQ-xU2ua2YI/AAAAAAAAGrc/OkEGV2qKZFc/s1600/OrangeValentine6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QRELGzLvCcw/UQ-xU2ua2YI/AAAAAAAAGrc/OkEGV2qKZFc/s640/OrangeValentine6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>C had a lot of fun making these cards and the best part is she can hand them out to her friends with an orange instead of candy!</b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Cute and healthy!</b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Looking for more Valentine's card ideas?</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.html" target="_blank"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Here are five!</span></b></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/tJFACIjREp0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/tJFACIjREp0/orange-valentine.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)1http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/orange-valentine.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-9184614061610202710Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-14T21:58:35.216-05:00CardsValentine's DayRainbow Valentine<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EHVS7xYs51k/UQ7uKLHYG8I/AAAAAAAAGqA/pFi5BiX3RiE/s1600/RainbowValentine9.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EHVS7xYs51k/UQ7uKLHYG8I/AAAAAAAAGqA/pFi5BiX3RiE/s640/RainbowValentine9.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These cute rainbow valentines were made</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">using a watercolor resist technique</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ODl_tUueo3Y/UQ-zLBjqi5I/AAAAAAAAGsI/_KoeP7yJ2Zc/s1600/RainbowValentine.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ODl_tUueo3Y/UQ-zLBjqi5I/AAAAAAAAGsI/_KoeP7yJ2Zc/s640/RainbowValentine.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">First, the girls drew rainbows with oil pastels</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ImFmzIyrhbw/UQ-zQq8muoI/AAAAAAAAGsQ/Vf0H8Qgd0p0/s1600/RainbowValentine1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ImFmzIyrhbw/UQ-zQq8muoI/AAAAAAAAGsQ/Vf0H8Qgd0p0/s640/RainbowValentine1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZnA3w3QC3uo/UQ-zZW2BGqI/AAAAAAAAGsY/R079h1JnFj0/s1600/RainbowValentine2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZnA3w3QC3uo/UQ-zZW2BGqI/AAAAAAAAGsY/R079h1JnFj0/s640/RainbowValentine2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Then, they painted over the oil pastel with blue watercolor</div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D5w68DSJ4PA/UQ-zekjRz7I/AAAAAAAAGsg/OG8Kg8YQfqw/s1600/RainbowValentine3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D5w68DSJ4PA/UQ-zekjRz7I/AAAAAAAAGsg/OG8Kg8YQfqw/s640/RainbowValentine3.jpg" width="426" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hBo52u7HcaA/UQ-zkDNzcxI/AAAAAAAAGso/cqcIlOeJJyc/s1600/RainbowValentine4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hBo52u7HcaA/UQ-zkDNzcxI/AAAAAAAAGso/cqcIlOeJJyc/s640/RainbowValentine4.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We made our own heart stamps by sticking foam stickers to bottle caps</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">then loaded them up with white paint</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8cpfZddsp5g/UQ-zo30LIrI/AAAAAAAAGsw/NYYFP_lQTxQ/s1600/RainbowValentine5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8cpfZddsp5g/UQ-zo30LIrI/AAAAAAAAGsw/NYYFP_lQTxQ/s640/RainbowValentine5.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Once the watercolors were dry</div><div style="text-align: center;">the girls stamped a heart on either side of their rainbows to make clouds<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-y0oU5F55BIE/UQ-zutB_bRI/AAAAAAAAGs4/s-pdFb3yS_A/s1600/RainbowValentine6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-y0oU5F55BIE/UQ-zutB_bRI/AAAAAAAAGs4/s-pdFb3yS_A/s640/RainbowValentine6.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Add a cute message and you're ready to pass out colorful wishes to all your Valentines!</b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q4htbuCTHZc/UQ-z0pDcGvI/AAAAAAAAGtA/uR23m3zIeBw/s1600/RainbowValentine7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-q4htbuCTHZc/UQ-z0pDcGvI/AAAAAAAAGtA/uR23m3zIeBw/s640/RainbowValentine7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Looking for more Valentine's Day card ideas?</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.html" target="_blank">Here are five!</a></b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Save this idea for later!</div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/nxyil8ZBtEM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/nxyil8ZBtEM/rainbow-valentine.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)1http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/02/rainbow-valentine.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-5215306659952361069Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-01-28T00:00:00.975-05:00Valentine's DayHeart Wands<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IDisBgD0Csg/UQNGZuCC1fI/AAAAAAAAGog/Kxu6O61z9J0/s1600/Heartwandpin.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IDisBgD0Csg/UQNGZuCC1fI/AAAAAAAAGog/Kxu6O61z9J0/s640/Heartwandpin.jpg" width="600" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">While stocking up on Valentine's Day supplies,&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">the girls asked if I would buy them wands.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I promised that I would make them heart wands.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I bought one sheet of self adhesive glitter foam</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and one long dowel (that I cut in half).</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These wands are <b>REALLY</b> easy!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HuBllskCqLk/UQNC0gQqwtI/AAAAAAAAGnk/x00ENV3U2so/s1600/heartwand1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HuBllskCqLk/UQNC0gQqwtI/AAAAAAAAGnk/x00ENV3U2so/s640/heartwand1.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I traced a heart cookie cutter on the back of the foam, four times.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0z7FD1QJCDo/UQNCz4-rCYI/AAAAAAAAGnI/-ahu-r1pSLk/s1600/heartwand.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0z7FD1QJCDo/UQNCz4-rCYI/AAAAAAAAGnI/-ahu-r1pSLk/s640/heartwand.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Then, cut the hearts out.</div><div style="text-align: center;">Thank you <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b> for the picture!&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">She's been practicing being a blogger&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">:)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2OOnXkaZEJg/UQNCz7sQf1I/AAAAAAAAGnM/kkJzCJxzCSE/s1600/heartwand2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2OOnXkaZEJg/UQNCz7sQf1I/AAAAAAAAGnM/kkJzCJxzCSE/s640/heartwand2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Peel off the backing of the foam sheet,</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;stick the dowel in the center,</div><div style="text-align: center;">then stick another heart on top.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D3Klt3cIpjU/UQNC0T0ulPI/AAAAAAAAGnU/b82CvBfu760/s1600/heartwand3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-D3Klt3cIpjU/UQNC0T0ulPI/AAAAAAAAGnU/b82CvBfu760/s640/heartwand3.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;The girls would have been happy if I stopped there,</div><div style="text-align: center;">but I wanted to personalize the wands a bit more.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I glued ribbon along the edge of the heart</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F5d_uhuQDNk/UQNC05BfAlI/AAAAAAAAGng/5aFu8a59Z-o/s1600/heartwand4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-F5d_uhuQDNk/UQNC05BfAlI/AAAAAAAAGng/5aFu8a59Z-o/s640/heartwand4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;and raided my ribbon box</div><div style="text-align: center;">to add some pizazz.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Byo7OtN4ZA4/UQNC1bBlEXI/AAAAAAAAGns/O1Qnn_jfhqQ/s1600/heartwand5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Byo7OtN4ZA4/UQNC1bBlEXI/AAAAAAAAGns/O1Qnn_jfhqQ/s640/heartwand5.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Now I have two very happy little girls!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rJunuEoDgRg/UQNC2PRhDNI/AAAAAAAAGn4/MQbxnEF9LeM/s1600/heartwand6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rJunuEoDgRg/UQNC2PRhDNI/AAAAAAAAGn4/MQbxnEF9LeM/s640/heartwand6.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">These wands would be perfect for surprising your little sweetheart on Valentine's Day!</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/_mDi1bakk04" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/_mDi1bakk04/heart-wands.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)4http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/heart-wands.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-8117032116736796709Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-02-14T21:58:35.214-05:00CardsValentine's Day5 Ideas for Valentine's Day Cards<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QaACX1L6nyM/UOpNENEnJyI/AAAAAAAAGjQ/PLEzTdIdk4Y/s1600/ValentinesDay.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="480" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QaACX1L6nyM/UOpNENEnJyI/AAAAAAAAGjQ/PLEzTdIdk4Y/s640/ValentinesDay.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Valentine's Day is on the way!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here are 5 easy ideas for Valentine's Day cards:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">1. <a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/02/stamped-heart-butterfly-valentine.html" target="_blank">Stamped Heart Butterfly</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u0Uwb70eMqQ/UOpNhgAoj_I/AAAAAAAAGjY/dOvA82uTNuE/s1600/3c4db88d.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u0Uwb70eMqQ/UOpNhgAoj_I/AAAAAAAAGjY/dOvA82uTNuE/s640/3c4db88d.jpg" width="440" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;2. <a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/02/pipe-cleaner-snake-valentine.html" target="_blank">Pipe Cleaner Snake</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u6i1JbKSkZc/UOpNhrwnXEI/AAAAAAAAGjc/X1d0lEYrjv4/s1600/4b2b50ce.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u6i1JbKSkZc/UOpNhrwnXEI/AAAAAAAAGjc/X1d0lEYrjv4/s640/4b2b50ce.jpg" width="450" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;3. <a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/02/dot-painted-berry-valentine.html" target="_blank">Dot Painted Berry</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AYZlI3j581g/UOpNhtqd0WI/AAAAAAAAGjg/0y0axxCeJb4/s1600/3e86539a.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AYZlI3j581g/UOpNhtqd0WI/AAAAAAAAGjg/0y0axxCeJb4/s640/3e86539a.jpg" width="450" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">&nbsp;4. <a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/02/watercolor-heart-valentine.html" target="_blank">Watercolor Heart</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P9a38mPuys4/UOpNiLDiMOI/AAAAAAAAGjk/k-eiSmjaXPU/s1600/6bf8a232.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P9a38mPuys4/UOpNiLDiMOI/AAAAAAAAGjk/k-eiSmjaXPU/s640/6bf8a232.jpg" width="460" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">5. <a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/02/button-peas-valentine.html" target="_blank">Button Peas</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZlJMr2Nk-WA/UOpNiX-Jp3I/AAAAAAAAGjo/YLsDjU1VUSQ/s1600/cfd68e5b.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZlJMr2Nk-WA/UOpNiX-Jp3I/AAAAAAAAGjo/YLsDjU1VUSQ/s640/cfd68e5b.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/Urz20KSfAxY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/Urz20KSfAxY/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)1http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/5-ideas-for-valentines-day-cards.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-5141620507862080109Tue, 22 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +00002013-01-22T00:00:03.570-05:00InspiredPaintInspired {Laurel Burch}<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">As soon as I saw the art of</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://laurelburch.com/" target="_blank">Laurel Burch&nbsp;</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I knew she would be the next artist in our&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/p/inspired.html" target="_blank">Inspired series</a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gXEfMCjMeY0/UP4PcgiXiEI/AAAAAAAAGmk/NZ2rkwL64m0/s1600/Inspired.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gXEfMCjMeY0/UP4PcgiXiEI/AAAAAAAAGmk/NZ2rkwL64m0/s640/Inspired.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">To introduce the girls to Laurel Burch we viewed the <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://laurelburch.com/ArtGallery/index.html" target="_blank">gallery</a></span> on her website</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and searched for videos on YouTube where you can find a couple interviews with her.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Let me tell you,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">she was inspiring!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">A single mother of two, she started off by making jewelry from found objects and then soon moved on to painting.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">She was completely self taught and worked diligently on her art even though she had Osteopetrosis which caused her bones to break easily.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;She even painted with her left hand while her right arm was broken!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Our favorite Burch paintings were her cat paintings,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">so we gave them a try.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">First the girls drew their cats in pencil.</div><div style="text-align: center;">At 5 years old,&nbsp;<b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b> can pretty much draw what she sees in her head&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Wp1qnxtFWwo/UP4GH1beMKI/AAAAAAAAGlE/CcOPJ-b5-pk/s1600/LaurelBurch.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Wp1qnxtFWwo/UP4GH1beMKI/AAAAAAAAGlE/CcOPJ-b5-pk/s640/LaurelBurch.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">At 3 years old,&nbsp;<b style="font-size: x-large;">Little A </b>knows what she wants to draw and can tell me what she's drawing,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">but is just now getting a handle on the shapes.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b_nvVtT2brE/UP4GHoWKfvI/AAAAAAAAGlA/TfKRpq83oFM/s1600/LaurelBurch1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b_nvVtT2brE/UP4GHoWKfvI/AAAAAAAAGlA/TfKRpq83oFM/s640/LaurelBurch1.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">After drawing their cats they chose their own bright colors of acrylics</div><div style="text-align: center;">and began painting.</div><div style="text-align: center;">This is where <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little A</span></b> veered from the cat path and got lost in the painting</div><div style="text-align: center;">(which I love)&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gPcIPIvepDo/UP4GHiAELcI/AAAAAAAAGlI/ODFi4PKv5yg/s1600/LaurelBurch2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gPcIPIvepDo/UP4GHiAELcI/AAAAAAAAGlI/ODFi4PKv5yg/s640/LaurelBurch2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>C</b></span>&nbsp;painted her cats carefully,</div><div style="text-align: center;">she noticed while looking at Laurel Burch's paintings that she used a lot of stripes and dots.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DvKxSFWemkw/UP4GIfYE2mI/AAAAAAAAGlU/2NkLyU2Lwu4/s1600/LaurelBurch3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-DvKxSFWemkw/UP4GIfYE2mI/AAAAAAAAGlU/2NkLyU2Lwu4/s640/LaurelBurch3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Once the paint was dry,</div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">C</span></b> used a silver metallic Sharpie to outline her paintings</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;and add other details like shapes, lines, and dots</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hsxp138mDVQ/UP4GJVr1SoI/AAAAAAAAGlg/TKALUDx2iE4/s1600/LaurelBurch5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Hsxp138mDVQ/UP4GJVr1SoI/AAAAAAAAGlg/TKALUDx2iE4/s640/LaurelBurch5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Miss C</span></b>'s finished paintings&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UY9iroKPb90/UP4GJu1nXuI/AAAAAAAAGlo/V4WyS1sIeyc/s1600/LaurelBurch6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UY9iroKPb90/UP4GJu1nXuI/AAAAAAAAGlo/V4WyS1sIeyc/s640/LaurelBurch6.jpg" width="640" /></a>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FILqzxFnzTU/UP4GKILkzeI/AAAAAAAAGlw/yvk8tKGsrSk/s1600/LaurelBurch7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FILqzxFnzTU/UP4GKILkzeI/AAAAAAAAGlw/yvk8tKGsrSk/s640/LaurelBurch7.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">and <b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Little A</span></b>'s painting&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SDpVQ8cKBzo/UP4GKUmOV-I/AAAAAAAAGl0/f7WOglItSyI/s1600/LaurelBurch8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SDpVQ8cKBzo/UP4GKUmOV-I/AAAAAAAAGl0/f7WOglItSyI/s640/LaurelBurch8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and I even joined in on the fun!<br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--3qM-Anyxac/UP4GJOF0uxI/AAAAAAAAGlk/Cc37CTRvVJA/s1600/LaurelBurch4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--3qM-Anyxac/UP4GJOF0uxI/AAAAAAAAGlk/Cc37CTRvVJA/s320/LaurelBurch4.jpg" width="236" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">I hope this post inspires you to learn more about Laurel Burch,</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">she was an amazing woman and artist!</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/b-A_u0xxArU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/b-A_u0xxArU/inspired-laurel-burch.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)8http://www.dillydaliart.com/2013/01/inspired-laurel-burch.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-6770412708904049639Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:29:00 +00002012-12-18T12:29:23.764-05:00ChristmasPaintpour paintingPour Painted Christmas Tree<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tCbc-2yDHvw/UNCcY0L_9OI/AAAAAAAAGTY/H6-6b1XoZk4/s1600/PourPaintTree.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tCbc-2yDHvw/UNCcY0L_9OI/AAAAAAAAGTY/H6-6b1XoZk4/s640/PourPaintTree.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These Christmas tree decorations are very simple to make!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">All you need are 3 terracotta pots that stack on top of each other</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and a saucer that fits on the bottom.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">You can use whatever size pots you want.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I chose small pots since these are for indoors</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Maybe next year we'll make larger trees for outside</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zz3zHZm6Jd0/UNCmrKy5VOI/AAAAAAAAGT8/IDpnEIH0gfE/s1600/PourPaintedTrees.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Zz3zHZm6Jd0/UNCmrKy5VOI/AAAAAAAAGT8/IDpnEIH0gfE/s640/PourPaintedTrees.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">I believe my pots are 2", 3", 4" and the saucer is 4"</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Stack the pots</div><div style="text-align: center;">and</div><div style="text-align: center;">don't forget to glue them together!</div><div style="text-align: center;">(I used model cement)<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rhOXg5yG_kI/UNCmsdQZ5YI/AAAAAAAAGUE/pfOcEvqAm6w/s1600/PourPaintedTrees1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rhOXg5yG_kI/UNCmsdQZ5YI/AAAAAAAAGUE/pfOcEvqAm6w/s640/PourPaintedTrees1.jpg" width="426" /></a></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Wait for your glue to set and then start pour painting!</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Just squeeze your paint on top of the pots and let it drip down the sides</div><div style="text-align: center;">With pour painting less is more!</div><div style="text-align: center;">You really don't need a ton of paint</div><div style="text-align: center;">Gravity will keep pulling the paint down until it is dry.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Check out&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/04/rainbow-pour-painting-on-terra-cotta.html" target="_blank">this post</a></span> and <span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/05/experimenting-tall-paintings.html" target="_blank">this post</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;for more in depth pour painting instructions.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">I set out several shades of green acrylic paint for this project.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-io8TXOSY-mA/UNCmu4kQVDI/AAAAAAAAGUU/PkmbbNaZKr0/s1600/PourPaintedTrees3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-io8TXOSY-mA/UNCmu4kQVDI/AAAAAAAAGUU/PkmbbNaZKr0/s400/PourPaintedTrees3.jpg" width="266" /></a><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Mpp2Xb8ZRc/UNCmtWRJ4NI/AAAAAAAAGUM/JGY877HcbtI/s1600/PourPaintedTrees2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Mpp2Xb8ZRc/UNCmtWRJ4NI/AAAAAAAAGUM/JGY877HcbtI/s400/PourPaintedTrees2.jpg" width="266" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Once the trees were dry,</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;they were painted with mod podge to give them a glossy sheen.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bmFDA6RfP80/UNCmv7rrIHI/AAAAAAAAGUc/axx-pkK_NPA/s1600/PourPaintedTrees4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bmFDA6RfP80/UNCmv7rrIHI/AAAAAAAAGUc/axx-pkK_NPA/s400/PourPaintedTrees4.jpg" width="266" /></a><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Tp-YqFSoUr0/UNCmxoi6EJI/AAAAAAAAGUk/uEWd83vrOJ0/s1600/PourPaintedTrees5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Tp-YqFSoUr0/UNCmxoi6EJI/AAAAAAAAGUk/uEWd83vrOJ0/s400/PourPaintedTrees5.jpg" width="266" /></a></div>When the mod podge was dry,</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;I set out glitter glue, ribbons,&nbsp;pom poms, buttons, and beads</div><div style="text-align: center;">The girls stuck all the buttons, beads, and pom poms onto their trees with the glitter glue.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--RkQlurs22A/UNCmzUJuwtI/AAAAAAAAGUs/wJj9KUskAuk/s1600/PourPaintedTrees6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--RkQlurs22A/UNCmzUJuwtI/AAAAAAAAGUs/wJj9KUskAuk/s640/PourPaintedTrees6.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Here are the finished trees!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tsu2r3tVcU4/UNCm2U1FiSI/AAAAAAAAGU8/dNLC4jLuzCw/s1600/PourPaintedTrees8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tsu2r3tVcU4/UNCm2U1FiSI/AAAAAAAAGU8/dNLC4jLuzCw/s640/PourPaintedTrees8.jpg" width="425" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">The girls love their beautiful works of art!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdDHJhsAutg/UNCm1YWq6gI/AAAAAAAAGU0/KVvADPIuZic/s1600/PourPaintedTrees7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AdDHJhsAutg/UNCm1YWq6gI/AAAAAAAAGU0/KVvADPIuZic/s640/PourPaintedTrees7.jpg" width="425" /></a></div><br /><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/x2vGvv_omxQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/x2vGvv_omxQ/pour-painted-christmas-tree.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)4http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/12/pour-painted-christmas-tree.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-2934488507605764729Wed, 28 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +00002013-02-14T21:59:04.781-05:00InspiredPaintWindowKandinsky Circles<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ELYWoroe-Qc/ULVfkpuOJVI/AAAAAAAAF7g/75emOrwELA8/s1600/KandinskyCircles8.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ELYWoroe-Qc/ULVfkpuOJVI/AAAAAAAAF7g/75emOrwELA8/s640/KandinskyCircles8.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We have a huge front window we love painting on</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Usually we paint whatever we're feeling,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">but this time I thought it would be fun to try some&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Kandinsky Circles</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S4--1KM6HRk/ULVdNHRpQRI/AAAAAAAAF7Y/ukSpHDVacmo/s1600/KandinskyCircles7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-S4--1KM6HRk/ULVdNHRpQRI/AAAAAAAAF7Y/ukSpHDVacmo/s640/KandinskyCircles7.jpg" width="426" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I drew squares on the window with washable marker</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">and</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">set out fingerpaint</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">(I love how translucent it is on the window)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I told the girls we'd be painting circles in the squares&nbsp;and painted an example,</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">They did a much better job than I did</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I love how it turned out!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t6ZjSfKtq58/ULVdA2axcOI/AAAAAAAAF6g/Lih8tMZSffg/s1600/KandinskyCircles.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t6ZjSfKtq58/ULVdA2axcOI/AAAAAAAAF6g/Lih8tMZSffg/s640/KandinskyCircles.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">&nbsp;Miss C</span></b> moved from square to square completing a little bit at a time</div><div style="text-align: center;">Look at the little circles she made!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gWlZaV5O6Ms/ULVdEh5zQkI/AAAAAAAAF6w/zeXN7Tyc1Wk/s1600/KandinskyCircles2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gWlZaV5O6Ms/ULVdEh5zQkI/AAAAAAAAF6w/zeXN7Tyc1Wk/s640/KandinskyCircles2.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Every square turned out different even though we used the same paint for each one</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4nGs-sXDhUo/ULVdH1PxgwI/AAAAAAAAF7A/HyQujxeJ0hY/s1600/KandinskyCircles4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4nGs-sXDhUo/ULVdH1PxgwI/AAAAAAAAF7A/HyQujxeJ0hY/s640/KandinskyCircles4.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3TNgkLsz1nw/ULVdJamXmmI/AAAAAAAAF7I/Q2Cbo8L0v3c/s1600/KandinskyCircles5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3TNgkLsz1nw/ULVdJamXmmI/AAAAAAAAF7I/Q2Cbo8L0v3c/s640/KandinskyCircles5.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-REEZHtxxIRg/ULVdLebmOeI/AAAAAAAAF7Q/fOJWJ_qnsvA/s1600/KandinskyCircles6.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-REEZHtxxIRg/ULVdLebmOeI/AAAAAAAAF7Q/fOJWJ_qnsvA/s640/KandinskyCircles6.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Miss C</b></span> snapped a rare picture of me getting in on the action</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">:)</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Dwxn0U9o17k/ULVdGA2gx1I/AAAAAAAAF64/Rb9HaD4sQtw/s1600/KandinskyCircles3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Dwxn0U9o17k/ULVdGA2gx1I/AAAAAAAAF64/Rb9HaD4sQtw/s640/KandinskyCircles3.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here is our finished window!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It faces the east and I love waking up in the morning and seeing the light shining through</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I never want to wash it off!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PabH8Y3VWRI/ULVdCvWZV3I/AAAAAAAAF6o/yJJeFSAeyjk/s1600/KandinskyCircles1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="426" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PabH8Y3VWRI/ULVdCvWZV3I/AAAAAAAAF6o/yJJeFSAeyjk/s640/KandinskyCircles1.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><b>Have you done Kandinsky circles with your little one?</b></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/4Re_P1qPMSo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/4Re_P1qPMSo/kandinsky-circles.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)7http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/11/kandinsky-circles.htmltag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4226697056573729809.post-197912333314225902Sun, 23 Sep 2012 10:00:00 +00002012-09-23T06:00:07.405-04:00BirthdayShaving CreamShaving Cream Cupcakes<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">My baby just recently turned 3!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">She's my little mess maker&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">so last year I planned a messy art activity for her birthday</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">(<a href="http://www.dillydaliart.com/2011/09/belly-prints-and-birthday-mess.html" target="_blank">belly prints</a>)</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><b>Little A</b></span> had so much fun getting messy last year I decided to plan another messy art activity for her this year</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sxaeD55cgG8/UF5m2eFbXmI/AAAAAAAAF0o/rTaBniIMiVA/s1600/ShavingCreamCupcakes1+copy.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sxaeD55cgG8/UF5m2eFbXmI/AAAAAAAAF0o/rTaBniIMiVA/s640/ShavingCreamCupcakes1+copy.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">This is a pretty simple activity but it kept the girls involved for a couple hours</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">All I did was set out shaving cream, bowls, food coloring, piping bags, piping tips, glitter, buttons, beads, shells, pasta, candles, silicon cupcake liners, and a cake pan.</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">If you don't have piping bags or tips a plain sandwich bag will work just as well,&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;">just cut the corner off one side</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Once the girls were done decorating one batch,</div><div style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;I rinsed the cupcake liners and cake pan and they started all over again.</div><div style="text-align: center;">They made 4 different batches of cupcakes</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Enjoy the pictures of all the fun the girls had!!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d3mS8dRgML8/UF5sWoLVtEI/AAAAAAAAF1s/69bzQ55Vjw8/s1600/ShavingCreamCupcakes8" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-d3mS8dRgML8/UF5sWoLVtEI/AAAAAAAAF1s/69bzQ55Vjw8/s640/ShavingCreamCupcakes8" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NmInqBjNmDM/UF5sGAqhSQI/AAAAAAAAF1U/FcXgPf-l11A/s1600/ShavingCreamCupcakes4" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="580" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NmInqBjNmDM/UF5sGAqhSQI/AAAAAAAAF1U/FcXgPf-l11A/s640/ShavingCreamCupcakes4" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H9BmgW_zLg8/UF5s8OTaEcI/AAAAAAAAF10/-G9MaIa8lis/s1600/ShavingCreamCupcakes7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H9BmgW_zLg8/UF5s8OTaEcI/AAAAAAAAF10/-G9MaIa8lis/s640/ShavingCreamCupcakes7.jpg" width="580" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N_jClh56-PE/UF5sHNLGoWI/AAAAAAAAF1c/iWO4CtIf0Ns/s1600/ShavingCreamCupcakes5" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="508" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N_jClh56-PE/UF5sHNLGoWI/AAAAAAAAF1c/iWO4CtIf0Ns/s640/ShavingCreamCupcakes5" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kwjm_jawuMU/UF5sIIFd1mI/AAAAAAAAF1k/txmpwUjjhGI/s1600/ShavingCreamCupcakes6" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kwjm_jawuMU/UF5sIIFd1mI/AAAAAAAAF1k/txmpwUjjhGI/s640/ShavingCreamCupcakes6" width="580" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sSxiAOvJFno/UF5sCYIND_I/AAAAAAAAF1M/xP3WqPzbjTo/s1600/ShavingCreamCupcakes3" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="604" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sSxiAOvJFno/UF5sCYIND_I/AAAAAAAAF1M/xP3WqPzbjTo/s640/ShavingCreamCupcakes3" width="640" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;">Happy Birthday, Little A!!!!</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">Before you go,</div><div style="text-align: center;">check out how</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><a href="http://experimenting-mom.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Experimenting Mom</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">made</div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: x-large;"><a href="http://experimenting-mom.blogspot.com/2012/03/shaving-cream-cup-cakes.html" target="_blank">Shaving cream cup cakes</a></span></div><div style="text-align: center;">with her little one</div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/?action=view&amp;current=Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" target="_blank"><img alt="Photobucket" border="0" height="106" src="http://i570.photobucket.com/albums/ss149/ahafner2/Dilly%20Dali%20Art%20Blog/Screenshot2012-03-08at102118AM.png" width="200" /></a></div><img src="//feeds.feedburner.com/~r/dillydaliart/~4/rAo1u9Gg11U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/dillydaliart/~3/rAo1u9Gg11U/shaving-cream-cupcakes.htmlnoreply@blogger.com (Aleacia)10http://www.dillydaliart.com/2012/09/shaving-cream-cupcakes.html