Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!!!
In his honor, every year we have a little lesson in diversity with the kids. Afterward, we have some arts & crafts activity to tie it all together! This year, I decided to make a mini album to include all their drawings. I asked them to draw things that made them special, unique, and different. My oldest son took a very different approach than my youngest. My oldest drew things in relation to everyone else in the world and my youngest drew things very specific to himself.
To begin the album, I whipped up this album cover using Tim Holtz’s Grungeboard (6×6) with Lawn Fawn’s Bright Side Paper and had fun creating a mixed-media collage scene on top! I love how mixed-media is an exercise in “playing nice”! You can use many different mediums together to create something amazing…
First, I laid down some strips of washi tape. Then using my Clover mini iron, I melted several shades of green Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Papercrafter Crayons for the foreground and some blue Papercrafter Crayons for the sky. I went over the entire scene with Design Memory Craft Gelatos and blended everything with a wet waterbrush. It’s so cool how the watercolor resists the crayon meltings! Then I drew in some doodle clouds with the white Stamper’s Artist Pen!
Here’s the back cover:
The meat of this mini-album is definitely the most important- the kids’ drawings! I threw in some overlays, stamped on vellum using Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, journaled with the PITT Metallic Pens, and colored with Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils!
Stamped, journaled, and colored onto vellum!
A very colorful planet, indeed!
Our universe & an overlay
All kids are different and unique!
little house and an overlay
hearts come in all shapes and sizes too 🙂
Liam playing Pokemon
Metallic PITT Pens, Stamper’s Big Brush Pens, Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils
His House and an overlay
He loves digging worms after the rain.
His favorite Mighty Machine, a crane, and an overlay.
Rainbow of color
I hope you enjoyed this peek into our lesson for today!!! How are you celebrating today?
Thanks for stopping by,
Materials: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft (Papercrafter Crayons Blue/Green, Stamper’s Big Brush Marker Black, Gelatos in coconut, cotton candy, lime, Art Grip Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils 121 & 163, Green Metallic PITT Pen, Stamper’s Artist Pen in White), Lawn Fawn Upbeat Bright Side Paper, Tim Holtz’s Grungeboard and Mini Alphabet, washi tapes