Painting a Monet inspired garden.

This is a lovely technique to use…. the background is made using acrylic paints and the detail is put on later using oil pastels…. check the YouTube video out to see how. https://youtu.be/zhkCv_Mmr0g   Or better still use you imagination and have a go at using the same technique but your own favourite images…. here…

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Magical sea treasure

When I was walking along the beach with my dogs a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t resist collecting some cockle shells. So I came home and started to experiment with them.  I used some PVA glue, glass beads, some string so I could hang it around my neck. First of all I coloured…

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Lovely Llamas

There’s something sooo cute about llamas….I think they always look like they’re having a laugh. You will need: A pencil, rubber and some paints. https://youtu.be/L72dSUdyZOE

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Yarn dolly

This is the last of the stringy things for a bit….. You will need some wool, scissors, loom bands or small elastic bands are optional, a book about 20cm long to wind the wool around (you’ll see what I’m talking about in the YouTube video). https://youtu.be/qZhcMrHJgn8  

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More string things……a woven friendship bracelet

You will need: coloured embroidery thread or something similar, scissors, some tape, a button and about an hour to spare (it took me ages to make…but it was worth it). You could make these as gifts for friends and family (fathers day is coming up next month).   https://youtu.be/SOlk-M7X–M

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It’s a string thing….

You will need some coloured wool, some thick chord, a bead with a large hole and a scissors.  PVA to secure the wool if you like.  Here’s how to do it….. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxGe5cm4tn4   After I made the video I made the green/blue and yellow band with the left over black chord…. I wrapped it using…

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An apple a day keeps us drawing away…..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W57Qnweh7MU&feature=youtu.be   You will need : B3 pencil (or a HB is fine), paper, rubber, an apple and a lamp or other bright light source.  Because I didn’t have a lamp to hand when I was preparing this tutorial I just drew an imagined torch up in the top right of the page and put…

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Thanks a bunch!!

To draw this bunch of flowers you will need: pencil, rubber, black marker for outlining, chalk pastels to colour with (or any other medium). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQJDWUq2wzY&feature=youtu.be  

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