"Ugh! I don't wanna get up yet!!!"
followed closely by:
"Wait, yes I do, I have new paints to play with & I want to check the Smash*aholics page."
Okay, now I am aware the idea that arts & crafts is good therapy and can improve your mood isn't exactly a new concept.. but it was still amazing to me :P
Anyway, I have spent the better part of my week playing with my art supplies. I have most of my art supplies spit up into two big boxes. One is for the supplies I like and use often. The other is where art supplies get exiled when I decide I don't like them or need them very often.
I was working on some collages, wishing I had some Mod Podge & decided to look thru the "exiled" supply bin. I found 5 tubes of Crayola glitter glue I had bought for some project during student teaching & decided to experiment with them.
|glitter glue experimentation|
|glitter glue + torn paper scraps|
|(on the right) glitter glue + tissue paper from my b-day presents :)|
However, I decided I needed REAL watercolour paints. I had almost $5 dollars left over this week (after bus fare to visit a handsome friend hehe) and with it got the cheapest set of watcolours in the "back to school" sale section & two 57 cent bottles of acrylic paint.
|fun with watercolours|
I haven't painted almost at all since high school (10 years!) so I am having a blast.
|Rainbow watercolour with clear glitter mixed in (cuz everything's better sparkly!! Except vampires...)|
The two bottles of acrylic paint I got were pink & blue (my default colours I always get when trying new supplies). Sadly, they were out of yellow in the cheapy acrylics so I can only make a fraction of the colour wheel. But I CAN make lovely lavenders and I had fun making pastel splatter pattens.
I used one of my watercolour experiments for the hearts on this smash book page of me & my sister:
(The smaller, shiny hearts in the middle are punched out of paint sample cards.)
Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go play with my paints some more!