Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Don't Stress...Distress (Before and After Photos)

Ok, so several of our post over the last few weeks have been about our Maclay Auction. I decided to take a little time and share with you my one day project over my spring break. Yes, we are in the middle of  "empty nest" syndrome but it is really all good. We are now making our house to fit the needs of our family as it is now. So, the room that this cabinet went into was a playroom turned into teen TV room now it is a guest bedroom.
I couldn't get rid of the piece of furniture because it was made by my husbands granddad, Pop.  I figure at this point the antique piece is over 100 years old and been in our family forever. I decided to distress it to use in the new guest bedroom upstairs. The room was a hodge podge of items just from life. Now it is a more put together room. Loving the results.
 You can see the steps below on how I did this. I spray painted it like 3 different colors of blue. Let that dry then added white spray paint over it all. Took a sander and buffed off until I could see the blue in certain spots. And Ohhh La La...

Gettin' my artsy fartsy on with a little Bodeans as I re-vamped a family heirloom....gotta love me some Bodeans!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bubble Wrap, Birds, and James Rizzi

Rizzi Birds!  Always fun!
Unfortunately I came down with the flu.  A sub hung in there and had the kids draw James Rizzi birds.  The following week, we did a little printmaking to make the project pop!


The kids drew and painted the birds.
The following week, the kids used pre-cut bubble wrap and made sun, sky, and grass prints around the birds.
Kids love bubble wrap, and SO DOES THIS TEACHER!

Rizzi and Marley go together likes birds of a feather!  😛😜😁😀😘


Monday, March 19, 2018

Maclay PreK Mirror For Our Golden Jubilee (Maclay Auction)

We have blogged on several post over the last few weeks on our Maclay Auction. Yes, we wanted to spot light our student art for you all to see. If you want to learn more just search our blog using the #goldenjubilee hash tag.

This project was created with the help of Stacey Houston our PreK Director at Maclay. She had the students use under and over glaze on the ceramic tiles. We ordered the mirror kit from Bisque Imports. We fired them at 06 and then used mastic to hold in place and ready made grout for the finishing touches.  We are very pleased with the way this piece turned out. Can't wait to see how all of our auction art sells! Thanks to all who helped us make this project completed!

This was easy as ABC to create!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Donut Worry, These Doughnuts are Easy Peasy!

Doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩!  I love doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩!  I love to eat doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩!  I love to teach kids to draw and paint doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.  For other doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 posts, click HERE!  My first graders had a blast cooking up these doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 in the art room! 

The kids used tracers and traced big circles on a 12" x 12" paper.
All the kids but one, traced a small circle and put a hole in their doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.
The kids drew icing on their doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.
The kids painted the background.
The kids painted the doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.
Then, the kids outlined their doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 with oil pastels.  To do this, they placed the tracers back down on the paper and went round and round with an oil pastel to give the doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 a defined shape.  The had to freestyle the icing.
Once they were done outlining, they glued pom poms, sequins, and small paper chips to the doughnuts🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩.


Check out these funny doughnut🍩🍩🍩🍩🍩 puns!



Here is Elton singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart".