Monday, 26 March 2012

Art & Craft Tutorial for Kids - Mosaic Paper Collage Easter Egg

Those of you who have been following my art and craft projects for a while know that I’ve got about a million ways to create Easter eggs. This project is one of the easiest and is a great way to use up those scraps of paper left over from other projects. Mosaic art is a way of making a picture with lots of small pieces of material, so your paper scraps are perfect for this craft. You can make a lovely mosaic paper collage Easter eggs and do your bit for the environment at the same time.

Supplies Needed: heavy card, scrap paper, pencil, PVA glue, glue spreader, small bowl for glue, scissors, ribbon, glitter

1. Cover your work area with an old table cloth.

2. Draw an egg shape onto a piece of card or heavy paper.

 3. Cut the egg shape out with scissors and set it aside.
 4. Cut or tear scrap paper into small pieces, roughly 1 inch (2.5 cm) in size. I used construction paper, but you can use tissue paper, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, old magazines or whatever you happen to have on hand.
 5. Put some glue into a bowl. I've recycled a plastic butter container for my glue pot. Depending on how thick your glue is, you may wish to add a little water to get a consistency that is easier to work with.
 6. Glue the paper scraps onto the egg shape, overlapping the pieces, until the entire egg is completely covered. I covered around the edge of my egg first with a repeating pattern and applied the paper randomly on the rest, but you can create any design that you like.
7. Allow your egg to dry, then turn it over and repeat the process.

8. When the egg is completely dry on both sides, trim off any excess paper that went over the edge.

9. For a bit of extra pizzazz, apply a glitter and glue on a ribbon bow.

Voila! Your mosaic paper collage Easter egg is done. Now the only thing left to do is to hang it on your fridge, a window or on your bedroom wall and admire your work.

Monday, 12 March 2012

1/2 Price Offer - Wine, Dine & Design

What do you get when you combine your favourite wine, yummy food, great craic & and creative entertainment?...the perfect evening out with Wine, Dine & Design!

If you're looking for something to do in Belfast, you’ll love this new and exciting alternative to the traditional night out. Learn to create your own masterpiece in a fun, relaxed, adults-only environment while sipping your favourite wine and enjoying delicious food. 

Even if your last artistic creation was a stick figure, never fear because I will give you all the guidance you need to create your painting with confidence.

It's still early days for this workshop (or shall I say party with paint?), so I'm offering 1/2 OFF (normally £40) on the event this Friday, 16 March, 2012 to help get the word out. Where else are you going to get a lovely meal and an evening's entertainment for only £20? Just bring your favourite bottle of wine & everything else is provided for you!

To get your discount, book via Eventbrite and enter this promotional code when prompted: WDD-16march2012-HALFOFF.

If you prefer to pay via Paypal or cheque or have any questions, contact Jolie Dennison. Be sure to like JolieArt on Facebook to keep up to date with dates and locations of future events, as well as get fan only special offers.

T: 07830 429618

To see what other people are saying about Wine, Dine & Design, check out my earlier blog post and this one from journalist, Heather McGarrigle.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Art & Craft Tutorial for Kids - St. Patrick's Day Music Shaker

They say that at the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold. Just in case you don’t spot a rainbow this St. Patrick’s day, you can create your own! This craft project is easy to make and fun to play with too! Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel so you can see new art and craft projects as I post them. 

If you would like to share, feel free to post a photo of your creation on the wall of my JolieArt Facebook page.


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