What is "The Green Art Box?" A collection of environmentally friendly kids' art projects that are; clever, imaginative and easy-to-create! Inspired by the reuse of common household recyclables! A handy resource for teachers, parents
These precious little seed cups make a great gift for Mom... any day, or for Mother's Day!
SUPPLY LIST: - empty yogurt-sized containers (mini or regular size) - popsicle sticks (one for each yogurt container) - dirt (just enough to fill each cup) - flower seeds or small annual plants - glue or tape - sisors - acrylic paint - embellishments (scrap paper, rhinestones, glitter, ribbon, buttons, beads, glitter-glue, confetti, stickers, etc) - empty 2-liter bottle (*optional to create mini green house)
DIRECTIONS: 1) Wash out an empty yogurt-sized container and dry thoroughly.
2) Paint the container using acrylic paint, set aside to dry.
3) Embellish the container with (scrap papers, rhinestones, glitter, ribbon, buttons, beads, glitter-glue, confetti, stickers, etc). *If your container has a plastic lid, consider decorating to use as dish underneath pot.
4) Set decorated pot aside to dry.
5) Fill pot with potting soil.
6) Plant either seeds or small annual flowers and water.
7) Use a popsicle stick (or something similar) to label what you have planted, and stick in pot.
8) *Place decorated lid beneath pot (to act as dish).
9) Give Potted plant to Mom for Mother's Day! :)
DESIGN SUGGESTIONS: - Explore patterns when embellishing your pots. - Create a spring-theme (bunnies, flowers, bugs, butterflies, etc). - Write a Mother's Day message on your pot. - Use the empty seed packet you planted as an embellishment on your pot!
Draw a Sitting Dragon
*Here’s a tutorial for drawing a sitting dragon. A print friendly PDF may
be downloaded HERE.*
1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown....
8 months ago
Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Abstract Art: art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
Character: a printed or written letter or symbol.
Collage:a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
Color: the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.
Color Wheel: a circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors.
Contrast: enhancement of the apparent brightness or clarity of a design provided by the juxtaposition of different colors or textures.
Creative: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.
Decoupage: the decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs, which is then usu. varnished or lacquered.
Draw: produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, esp. with a pen or pencil, on paper
Embellishment: a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive.
Font: a set of type of one particular face and size.
Pattern: a repeated decorative design.
Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, esp. one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Primary Color: any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing (Red, Blue, Yellow).
Silhouette: the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background
I am an illustrator/designer, owner of Broken Box Designs, LLC. I'm addicted to artsy things and obsessed with color! As a child, I was always coloring/drawing/doodling. As an adult, it is truly a dream to do this now as my career.
My illustrations are fun, colorful, full-of-life, and energetic. They are unique, yet trendy and will "dance" off the page! My style is whimsical, child-friendly and imaginative. Further, my illustrations are custom created to suit each client's specific needs.
I have over 10 years of illustration and design experience. I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of Akron, with a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts.
I am a published children's book illustrator, my work can also be found on many websites, blogs, newsletters, etc.
Please check out my website (www.brokenboxdesigns.com) for portfolio samples and to contact me to get started bringing your ideas to life!
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