Thursday, January 19, 2012

81) Valentines Doily Printing

The Bee is all about Valentine's Day or as she calls it "Love Day." So we have started our Love Day crafting a little early. On our last trip to the store we picked up some heart doily's. I wasn't entirely sure what we were going to do with them, but I thought they might come in handy when it came time to make valentines. Then while looking through the book Paper Scissors Glue By Catherine Worman
I discovered a great section on doily printing. I recently got this book and it is filled with lots of great ideas that I can't wait to try! I set up for this project very similarly to how we did our post-it stencil painting. I taped a large sheet of paper to the table with painters tape. I then made painter tape donuts (when you curl the tape in a circle) and put them on the back of the heart doilies. The Bee stuck the hearts where she wanted all over her paper.  Once the Bee had placed all her hearts, I poured some red and pink tempera paint onto a plate and she started painting the whole paper with our DIY Paint Brushes, which are perfect for stencil painting. When she was finished she peeled off the hearts leaving a super cool intricate pattern on the paper. She and I have been discussing cutting up the painting and using it to make valentines cards for her friends.

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