Artsy Wednesdays – Easter Squeegee Painting

Each year before a major holiday I plan to send postcards to our extended family members. Sometimes I even go buy beautifully illustrated cards that end up in a drawer instead of the post office, or other times I craft cute cards with FriBoy, that end up in a different drawer. Social media has done that to us, now we send memes and tag each other on facebook. But this year is going to be different. I will definitely send these cards!

So we made Easter greeting cards which are totally cool and awesome, with higher “sendability” rate because they are made with a squeegee, the one and only squeegee that we should use to clean our windows but never do because we never reach that far on our priorities list. Clean house is somewhere at the bottom.  I finally found a use for our brand new squeegee.  In fact having tons of art in our house is a good cleaning strategy, because it distracts our guests from seeing the mess and check out the walls instead 🙂 .

Here is what you need:

  • Acrylic paint or any other paint that is easy to squeeze out of a tube
  • A window squeegee
  • Watercolor paper
  • Colored cardstock
  • Craft glue

Draw and cut the shapes you want on white watercolor paper or cardstock. We made eggs because they are easier to cut for FriBoy. Squeeze the paint directly from the tube onto the egg shapes. We used both acrylics and watercolors but I liked the acrylics more because of the opacity. I used some gold paint too, which looks amazing mixed with the other colors. Spread the paint with the squeegee until you like what you see.

This was so fun that I plan to paint a huge canvas using this technique.

Let everything dry then glue onto colored cardstock.

We complemented our Easter crafting day with a trip to the Natural History Museum. Their Poussins exhibition, which is becoming an Ester tradition, is on again and FriBoy is old enough to see and appreciate the wonder of live egg hatching.

This year there’s a new theme with 7 other animals to discover and new artsy workshops for kids.

 

 

 

 

 

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