Hooray! It's Paint Party Friday again! Last week was my first time posting to this fabulous group and I'm so glad I did. I visited dozens of cool blogs and saw all different kinds of amazing, inspiring art. And I got so many lovely comments here. Thanks to everyone for visiting! Your comments mean a lot!
So, if you recall, I've been on vacation all week and I wasn't planning on packing any paints. Turns out I slipped some in. For the kids. I remembered how much fun we all had painting rocks last year and decided I'd better find a little space in the suitcase for some craft paint. I know, I know - I'm such a selfless person!
I haven't been using the paints all week because there is just no space to spread out - too crowded, too messy, and too busy. But at last - a day of making stuff presented itself, and with a picnic table to myself and the paints already open, I decided to make some art.
It was super windy and my index cards were flying all over the yard. I decided to incorporate some masking tape into my design to make my life easier. I created a grid of 9 cards, taped them to the table cloth and went to town with three different shades of blue. I used a folded up index card as a brush.
I plucked some leaves off the nearby shrubs and used them as stamps with white and green paint
Then, since I was outside, I cut loose with some paint flinging. First some yellow and orange:
Then some black drips and spatters:
When the drips were dry I rubbed on some more blue and orange paint in various spots with my hands. I peeled off the masking tape, and here's the end result:
Here's a close-up of one of the cards:
I had SO much fun. I love painting outside. I LOVE flinging paint. I really love the white borders on the cards. If it hadn't been windy I wouldn't have needed to tape the cards to the table and wouldn't have done this project. Hooray for creative problem solving.
When I peeled up all the tape, it was so beautiful on it's own I decided to save it. I used a bit on my "official" index card of the day.
Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for dropping by the party!