Monday, November 5, 2012

Lesson 9

Lesson 9:  Christmas Tags

You know you’re extra special when someone puts a homemade tag on your gift. This lesson is on making Christmas gift tags, and includes four new patterns

Decorated gift tags
Many of you are working on Christmas projects now, or all year long, so I've put this lesson on the blog early.  

Here are templates of the gift tags.  Copy and paste them, then blow them up to whatever size you want.

Here are the four new patterns for this month. Use them, with previous patterns, to put designs on the gift tags.  You could also put designs on envelopes for your very special friends or family.

Assignment:  Use the new patterns, along with any others you choose, and decorate your gift tags.

Now, here are my “Twelve Days of Christmas” bonus chains. Use them with other patterns, to decorate the tree. 

Here is the tree for you to decorate.  Sit and watch it snow outside your window, or watch, (mostly listen to), a Christmas video while you do your artwork.  Have fun!              

Copy, paste, and enlarge tree as desired

 When I tell you to decorate your Christmas tree, I don’t mean to hang real balls and wrap real tinsel. I mean to do what profusers do and PROFUSE!  Be different and creative. See what you can come up with.

And have yourself a very merry Christmas!

Lesson 8

Lesson 8:  Leaf Profusion

Leaf Color Palett

Artists have painted leaves, painted on leaves, made leaves into designs, used leaves to enhance designs—you name it.  Leaves are one of my favorite subjects, and because of their prolific variety, lend themselves to endless artistic profusion.

A profusion of water colored leaves

Below are some leaves. Use them to decorate, to decorate with, or to decorate around.

Copy, paste, and enlarge these leaves to use in your artwork

Here are four new patterns and their instructions to add to our collection. Use them in combination with any patterns we have had, or any you make up, and see what beautiful designs you can create.

Assignment:  Create a profusion of anything you’d like having to do with leaves.

These leaves have been decorated inside, or around, or both

These decorated leaves have been put on an acrylic rainbow background