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Crayon and Paint Art Technique

Truth be told, it happens to even the best of us. Even the most prolific of artists does hit a blank wall at times, and finds it almost nerve-wracking to be left without inspiration for stunning artwork. If you’re one who happens feel like looking for the muses of art is like struggling with figuring out the difference between a universal vs term life insurance, then you can try this crayon and paint art technique for kids which can help put you back on the creativity track.

First, cover your work area with old newspapers. Then, using crayons, draw a beach scene on a piece of drawing paper. Lightly color in the blue sky, light brown sand. Add some bright beach towels and umbrellas.

The next thing to do is to recolor the picture using watercolor paints. Use blue paint over the areas you colored in with blue crayon, and so on. Let dry. You’ll be amazed at how mixing crayons and paint creates a new kind of texture.

DIY photo light box

Our handyman (Daddy dearest) is at it again. This time he helped our son create a light box, a DIY photo light box.

The materials are simple and inexpensive except for the light bulbs. From the usual ‘tambak‘ inside the house, hubby was able to collect karton box, parchment paper, and a shaky camera tripod.

The procedure is simple: 

Find an old carton box. Slit the corners to create a wide opening…place two led lamp of about 20 watts each inside. Cover the front with transparent paper for a soft light effect. The old camera tripod is used as stand. 

The photo light box, by the way, was intended for Kyle’s photography class project.

NORDE Pantone #ColorYourMood winner

Naomi just won the grand prize in the NORDE PANTONE #ColorYourMood contest held in May. Here’s her mood board entry. The second picture is her prize, an P8,000 worth of Pantone Color booklet. Congrats!!!

NORDE PANTONE Color Booklet