Daring Adventures in Paint" by Mati Rose McDonough.
End result, this painted collage and I will be trying this out with Grade5/6 next year I think.
"Daring Adventures in Paint" by Mati Rose McDonough is a new book from Quarry.
- 128 pgs
- soft cover
- roughly 8.5 x 9 inches
- suggested retail $22.99US/$24.99CAN
using silver leaf, spray painting with doilies. transferring sketches onto specific areas of a painting and developing your narrative.
I will be giving away a copy of this book later this week, see the end of this post for details but first let's go thru the painted college using some techniques from Mati.
- canvas, piece of masonite, or paper/cardboard as a base (substrate)
- assorted papers from recycling, junk mail, etc.
- acrylic paint
- alphabet stamps
- craft foam
- scraps of cardboard
- sealer, optional. I like Mod Podge!
Take some craft foam and a piece of corrugated cardboard (or foamboard, or gatorboard). You want it the size of your stamp.
Cut out your design. This is different than the other stamps I make by etching designs in foam with a pencil.
- plain paper
- paintbrush or roller, whatever you have on hand
- acrylic paint
- disposable plate or even newspaper, waxpaper to squeeze your paint onto to load your brush or roller. If I use a plate I will wash it and reuse it again and again.
Keep your stamp as you can use it over and over again.
Some of my edges are cut some torn. I know what colors I want to use in the final piece so I'm choosing very neutral colored papers.
Remember to do the sides if using a board or canvas.
So I cut out the part I want. I then tint it with paint and glue into position.
Add details with more acrylic. Here I'm stamping circles using an old spool dipped in paint.
I added some sharpie and stamped on the word CROW using the R that was already there in the map paper.
Fiddle with it until you are satisfied.
That's it. I love the way I really did not have a plan but the work just came together......this will be a great lesson for the kids!
If you would like to win your own copy of "Daring Adventures in Paint" please do one of the following:
- leave a comment on this post
- like or comment on this link on my Facebook page
- send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be making the random draw on Friday Aug 3rd/12.
In the spirit of the Olympics I am opening this draw up to everyone. Good luck.
Thanks to my friends at Quayside Publications for sponsoring this giveaway.
See you soon.
I love how your painting turned out. I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win Mati's book!ReplyDelete
Beautiful collage!! I would absolutely LOVE to win this book!!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful picture! I'm in!ReplyDelete
I want to try this...the heck with the kids!! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration!
PS: I pinned it for all to see. :)
cool! I've never heard of this book, but would have lots of fun getting inspired from it.ReplyDelete
It looks like this book has a lot of great techniques to try! I'd love to win! Great collage too, love the crow image! -- TinaReplyDelete
I am always inspired by your projects. Love the printmaking aspect especially.ReplyDelete
This looks like a great resource! Wonderful giveaway!
I would love to add this to my collection of art books for more inspiration!ReplyDelete
Beautiful picture. Great inspiration. Thanks. MariaReplyDelete
Your work is so creative , colorful and so much FUN! :) I think your book is going to be fabulous, and hope that you pick me! :) I'm sharing this link on my Facebook page and Pinterest for all my creative friends to check out too!ReplyDelete
This book sounds so helpful and looks like fun! I would love to have it, I often find it hard to channel my inspiration, great collage!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to check this book out. I would love to win!ReplyDelete
I would love to win this for my artistic daughter who really needs more direction than I can give her. Thanks!ReplyDelete
I would love this book! I enjoy your blog.ReplyDelete
Love this stamp - I have been exploring printing this term, done gelatin mono printing about to do reduction printing. This book would be great for more inspiration for painting.ReplyDelete
Your spool tool is clever! I had fun paint stamping with celery and bok choy this spring with my kids. My girls and I have tried our hand at making paper bag books of our own (I am far behind them in execution). Daring Adventures in Paint sounds like fun for all.ReplyDelete
I so need a hobby!! Pick me.ReplyDelete
I love all of your ideas! I would also love to have the book!ReplyDelete
Thanks for keeping the inspiration coming!
Looks like a great book. Would love to win a copy :)ReplyDelete
I really enjoy your blog! I have been teaching art to young children for decades. It is always great to find a new book for inspiration and Daring Adventures in Paint is a book I would like to own.ReplyDelete
You make it look so easy. The stamp is great. I am not very good at the 'random' kind of creating- much more structured works for me but I'd love to find a bit more 'wild abandon' in me.ReplyDelete
what a great way to make stamps ive always dreaded the carving way lol and thanks for sharing and the chance to win the book which looks great ...ReplyDelete
Love the title of this book, which reminds me of a Helen Keler quote: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."ReplyDelete
I love your blog and am always telling my sister about the things you do. Then she actually does some of them. I'd really like to try some of the ideas in the book.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great tutorial, I'd love to win this book for some new ideas to try.ReplyDelete
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com
I'd love to crack open this book, it looks great! Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyDelete
I really appreciate your blog and the great things I can do with my kids. Maybe sometime you could share some practical ideas for creating an art space in the home and even how to organize/save things for projects...supplies, etc. Thx a bunch.
I check your blog for ideas for my son and this book would be of great help.ReplyDelete
Maris (stelmar4 at gmail dot com)
This book looks awesome. I do a lot of Painting projects with my granddaughter and you have taught me so many new techniques. Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
This looks like a wonderful book. I love it when art books have great photographs. Your artwork turned out very nice.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tut and a reminder about making our own stamps. That book sounds great. happyacres at wowway dot comReplyDelete
ooohhhhhh, how cool is this! would love to attempt this incredible project with my kiddos. your enthusiasm for all things art is infectious! thank you for sharing your talents with us as always.ReplyDelete
What fun! I've done collographs before, but this could be a step up for older kids!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing so clearly!
The book looks very inspiring!
I love seeing all the different projects. I teach k-12 art and can see using this book.ReplyDelete
I'd love to win this book!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Love to win a copy to jump-start our school year.ReplyDelete
You've inspire me to give it a go!
Looks like a good book!
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!
I love collage & this is a great one! I love your make-your-own-stamp technique. I will definitely be trying that one! Thank you!ReplyDelete
I love the sounds of this book. I've been wanting to learn more about this type of media,and would love to have this book.
Also, I just want to thank you for such a wonderful website. I love all your projects, and the simplicity of them.
Forgot to add my email for the book
Oh...love this book and your painting! Would also love to own this one. Thanks for the chance to win it on here!ReplyDelete
We would love to win this book for our homeschool! thank you!ReplyDelete
Love it! Sounds like my kinda book! Thanks! Tara email@example.comReplyDelete
Thanks for opening this giveaway to all.I'd love to have this book - hope to win.ReplyDelete
Happy creative days to all
Love this book!ReplyDelete
Thanks Gail! Great book review - I hope to win but if I don't that's ok too cause I think I'll buy it. Great ideas for my son & I.ReplyDelete
Such a great technique and I'm excited about the book. I also enjoy following your blog very much.ReplyDelete
This looks like a great book!ReplyDelete
You can't win if you don't try. Thanks for all the inspiration. I enjoy reading your ideas very much.ReplyDelete
Your blog is one of my favourites. I especially love the ideas for adults:)ReplyDelete
Looks like a great resource and love your mixed media too :)ReplyDelete
I'd love a copy! And I'm definitely going to try this project. Thanks, as always, for your great site!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the continual inspiration! We'll be trying this out in my art classes soon! In case I should be lucky enough to win, here's my email address: damajade (at) yahoo dot com. Thanks Gail!ReplyDelete
Love your blog. Great review and project. Keeping my fingers crossed!ReplyDelete
Love the idea Gail. Will definitely give it a try!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 5 post on Aug. 30, 2012. Thanks again.ReplyDelete