Make lemonade. When Life gives you lots and lots of empty cereal boxes, and an empty house, make art:
Layer one on this one was red, then I spray painted squirrels using the leftover wood frames from the wood puzzle sculptures that Izzy received for Hannukah. The next step was the bamboo shapes carved from Speedball Speedy Cut, octopus stencil based on my octopus bag of late last year, and finally another layer of shapes carved from Speedy Cut.
This one was simple Green Gold and Cobalt Teal, then I painted some big bubble tape with some Folk Art metallic blue and printed over that.
Deep ultramarine blue, then the octopus stencil painted with sequin waste to make the repeated small dots. The larger dots are more bubble wrap paint transfer.
Red-orange with a layer of bamboo print. Not sure what is going to come next, maybe Cobalt Teal somethings?
Bottom: Green Gold mixed with yellow, then stamped with the Speedy Cut shapes.
My favorite so far, bright red stamped with teal bamboo and then stencilled with polka dot octopus. :) Each cereal box was primed first with a layer of gesso.
Octopus stencil, cut from card stock.
Of course I could have done all of these if people had been home yesterday, but where my youngest son and my husband were out on a day long ski trip, it was much easier to spread everything out on the living room floor and just play. I love days like that, where my only responsibility is to myself. They need to come around more often.