Only a week later on the other scale our baby of the family celebrates her very first birthday.
I'm guessing the first thing on her mind is to play, eat & sleep.
One super large rubber ducky balloon
A Leap Frog Birthday Cake to play with
A big jumping Zebra to play on
Rubber Ducky Birthday Cake
And a cake all of her own to destroy, well almost she was so tired by this stage and getting over a 48hr virus we had to help her along and the majority of the cake stayed intact lol. So much for some really cool messy photos to scrap.
Well my not so little baby girls is entering the next stage of life the not quite big enough for somethings but old enough now for others and the first thing on her mind is to get her drivers licence, God help us .... lol.
Paint the background in what ever
colour you like, Then using a stencil and texture paste that I have added a
little grey paint to you can create the clouds at the top.
Attach your crayons in a row to the
bottom of the canvas you can either leave the packets on or remove them as I
have done. Now the fun but messy part, lay some newspaper down and holding your
canvas upside down you can use a hair dryer or heat gun to start to melt the
crayons a little at a time as they begin to drip move your canvas around so it
creates long strings of wax these will become your stems, doing a little at a
time will give you more control over your design continue until you are happy
with the design you have created.
I have then removed a few of the
middle crayons and added texture paste and popped some small pebbles I found in
my garden into the texture paste to create a path, I added brown paint to the
texture paste this time. You can also use fish tank pebbles as these are
Take some care when handling your
canvas as a lot of big movements can cause your wax to crack to solve this just
slightly heat it again to melt the cracked area.
You can then decorate the canvas
however you want, I have just used a chipboard fence painted in white crackle
paint along with green tara goodies.