Friday, August 30, 2013

Week 5

          This last choice of underwater magic either had to be some kind of shell, or some kind of fish.  I chose the shell, because it is more of a background object.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Week 4

          This magical weed pattern can add an aura of mystery, or even leariness, to a picture. It’s almost as if the loopy weeds are out to grab you. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Week 3

        This ballweed is very easy, but also dramatic. It can also be textured or colored in a variety of ways, making it pretty versatile.


Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Underwater Fun

Black and white versions below:

Black and white underwater scene
Easy-to-cut-out mermaid

Hard-to-cut-out dragon and mermaid

            Use these pictures to color and make a 3-D scene, or copy the colored versions to make a 3-D scene, as shown in previous pictures.

Cut out and color pictures

Put mounting tape on the back of the cut-out, paste the cut-out on the background scene, and frame the picture

Now for the first week’s tutorial—

Week 1
This is an easy, but great background pattern. These wave shapes almost double as schools of fish at first glance.

August 2013

The Magical World of Underwater

It has been a whole year now since my partner and I started this blog. So this month our celebratory theme is of the magical world of underwater—and you never know what you may find in the depths of the ocean.

          But first, if you have been making and keeping track of the 4X4” squares we talked about in the beginning, you should have quite a pile of them by now. If not, you can always start back at the beginning and make those squares from the tutorials. There are at least four per month.

They are great creativity starters, or prompts, that you can pull out of an envelope or scrap book.

Here are a small number of them.

          This month’s coloring page is either just a coloring page, (actually, there are two of them), or it can be a 3-D coloring and craft project as framed and shown at the top of the page.

         You can make one of two different scenes, or you can make both scenes if you like.

          In addition to the two coloring pages, I have given you one underwater background and two different cutouts. One cutout is a water dragon with a mermaid, and the other is just a mermaid. Choose the mermaid.

(WARNING:  Believe me, the dragon/mermaid duo is a bear to cut out even with tiny scissors. It requires better schirenschnitta skills than I have.)
Why would I create such a scissor-contortionist picture? I’m still wondering that myself.

          If you want to copy and paste all of it in color now, here it is below.

This is the background
This is the easy-to-cut-out mermaid paste-on
This is the very-hard-to-cut-out dragon and mermaid paste-on