We had a gorgeous start to the day! Wolf and Jecca shared one of their favorite books, The Owl and the Pussycat. Wolf generously offered to let the Brown Room borrow the book for a while.
As you likely remember, the Brown Room was tasked with creating a thank you gift for Board Member Ann Adams. Today, 6 friends worked cooperatively in pairs on the initial glazing process. In an effort to highlight the stamps, they employed a washing technique.
Step 1: Paint the outside of the bowl with watered down glaze.
Step 2: Use a damp sponge to remove most of the glaze.
Spoiler Alert: The techniques employed for Mother's Day gifts are revealed...
The Brown Room children learned how to marble paper! Please use that term (marbling) when you talk with them about their work. (Note: There are DIY ways to marble paper or you can do what we did.)
Step 1: Order a marbling kit from Amazon ($10).
Step 2: Fill a try with water. Dip paint brushes in the paint and lightly touch them to the surface of the water.
Step 2: Using the back tip of the brush, gently swirl the colors around.
Step 3: Place a sheet of water color paper on top of the water.
Step 4: Lift the paper out and reveal the beautiful product.
Step 5: Cut into notecard sized pieces and pair with envelopes for a lovely, useful, homemade gift.
There was also a lot of great building happening today (both indoors and out). Read captions to find out more...