I finished watching all the videos from the 21 Secrets Child's Play workshop and I've been playing around with the ideas. LOVE this simple stamp technique - wrapping yarn around an object:
Then spreading acrylic paint on the yarn and stamping on some painted backgrounds:
The instructor is Alma Stoller and she includes some links to her blog and the tutorials she's posted there. I also followed the link to see the tutorial on turning magazine pages into canvas and really liked the stitching idea. Since I was at Nancy's house where the sewing machine is always set up, I glued and stitched a stack of new canvases. This one has some preliminary paint layers and more simple homemade stamps.