IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I HAVE POSTED A D.I.Y VIDEO AND I'M MISSING THE CONTENT VERY MUCH. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL STILL HERE WITH ME AS I NAVIGATE THE WORLD OF ONLINE SHOPPING AND REBRANDING ON A REGISTRATION LEVEL - NOT SO MUCH AESTHETIC WISE (IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE).
SINCE IGTV NO LONGER EXISTS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND NEW WAYS TO CREATE EFFECTIVE VIDEO CONTENT. I THINK I FINALLY CAME UP WITH A FORMAT I LOVE AND HOPE TO EXECUTE IT WISELY. THE VIDEO BELOW IS STILL IN TRADITIONAL STYLE SINCE I FILMED IT LONG AGO. AS EASTER IS DRAWING CLOSE, I FELT THIS PROJECT WAS APPROPRIATE FOR WHATS TO COME.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE SPRING? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE EASTER ACTIVITY? I ALWAYS LOVED AND STILL LOVER EASTER EGG HUNTS, ESPECIALLY ALL THE GOODIES AT THE DINNER TABLE (OK, MAYBE THATS MORE OF AN APPETITE THIING LOL)
AS ALWAYS, MAKE SURE TO TAG US IF YO0U TRY THIS ACIVITY AND #MOSAICMASTERPIECES TO BE FEATURED IN OUR STORIES.
HAPPY CREATING EVERYONE!
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Make a Splash at your next dinner party!
Let's face it, novelty objects are the so much fun, and I love myself a great theme party. Growing up, creativity was not just fuelled in art class, i applied in the most when throwing a party-which is why I love birthdays so much. Thank God for my mama bear who always let me decorate and plan my themes, it was truly annual event. I just got back from my Floridian vacation and let's just say all my January crafts are inspired by summer. I cannot wait try making disney ears! Stay tuned for that its going to be a magical experience- at least I hope so lol. Regardless I really enjoy the process of learning and well this one has been on my mind for a while.
Okay! I just side tracked but there is always room for Disney- am i right?
Let's jump right back in our super simple and fun coasters!
What you will need:
Supplies needed and not pictured, Coasters, I used cork material ones I found at the dollarama and also available at A Dollar Store with More. Paint, paint brushes, paper towel, palette paper, water container.
Step 1: using a pencil or sharpie draw polka dots
I used circles but any desired design is great too. Be creative as possible.
Step 2: Paint or Colour in design
Glue a picture of water on-top of your cork coaster and seal with modge podge, once paint is dry apply a thin layer of top coat modge podge to your float. This will help with water resistance. Using gorilla glue attach the foam ring onto the coaster and let dry.
Now to try new cocktail recipes!
Cheers Artsist's and Happy Creating Mosaic Fam<3
Spring Flowers in January?
You got that right! Feeling the need for hot weather, beach days and flower power, well we got a few months before we get some dirt under our nails but in the meanwhile we'll definitely be creating our own sunshine in the studio.
This activity is perfect for motor skills, scissor practice and stencil introduction.
Here's what you will need:
Step 1: Outline the pedals
Cut paper roll into 7, 0.5" strips. I used a pom pom for the centre bulb, that will help you place the pedals in a uniformed circle much better than doing it free-hand.
Step 2: Once traced, paint petals
In order not to get petals mixed up. You can number each petal with its corresponding outline and erase afterwards.
Step 3: Glue down paper roll & decorate .
If regular glue doesn't stick properly, use hot glue gun. Hot glue must be handles by adult. I used a marker to draw the stem and construction paper for the leaves. The butterflies are made from dyed dry pasta I did in an older art project.
There is nothing like painting flowers on a cold winter day, who is ready for warm weather and starting their gardening prep? I know I am!
What type of flowers are you thinking of planting this spring?
Happy Creating Artist's!
-Sincerely, Your local Art Teacher Liz
A fresh take on learning!
I love finding fun new ways to teach my little artists. It can get very hard to keep things non-repetitive and new, I hope this activity is fun to create as it using it. Great for motor skills, learning alphabets, colours and memory.
Step 1: Cut all paper to height of popsicle sticks.
Step 2: Cut out shapes that mimic the inside of the chosen fruit.
Step 3: Right the information.
Step 4: Fold paper in accordion style, glue popsicle to each end.
I hope you enjoyed this activity, check out the quick video of it being used. You can use any theme with this activity and I would love to see them. Make sure tag us @mosaicfineartsacademy and #mosaicmasterpieces to be featured on our instagram page.
Happy Creating Artists!
The Soaring Butterfly...
It's a new year which means new inspiration, lots of motivation and a whole lot of art making. I felt it was well suited to start with a butterfly inspired art project because of the beautiful symbol it holds. I love butterflies and use it as a prominent symbol in my personal art practice, because it is a symbol of change, courage and the beauty of evolving.
This art piece is simple, vibrant and a lot of fun to recreate.
OTHER SUPPLIES: Items needed that are not pictured. Water container, paper towel and palette paper for paint. Marker and google eyes(optional) for drawing and eyes for butterfly.
Step 1: Paint Paper Roll
Step 2: Cut out Wings
Step 3: Glue down wings, paper roll and pipe cleaner antennas.
Step 4: Attach chosen embellishments on wings and google eyes. Decorate background as desired.
I hope you really enjoyed this activity. Wherever the year takes you, may it be as colourful and beautiful as a rainbow. Remember to not be scared to spread our wings and fly. Explore the world around you, you never know the inspiration you may find.
Cheers Mosaic Family
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Were you mesmerized by the enchanted tales told to you growing up? I know I was! I loved reading books and hearing tales of stories long ago. Especially now escaping to an imaginary world of magic sounds like a sweet deal. I guess what we all need is a well deserved vacation-am I right?
Want to create a little magic on you own? Well I'm here as your fairy Godmother to help you achieve your creative goals and make your space into a fairytale set up for any magical creature to feel just at home! Well the nice ones at-least.