The House Was Scary

the house was scary
The House Was Scary
             The house was scary. Too scary. It was at the end of a long gravel path, the path that old Robby Blankins supposedly rode down in the old days. Ugly trees, black as loneliness, surrounded the house like old soldiers, ready to reach out their old tendrils at any trespasser who had the nerve of walking up to the front door– or what remained of it, anyways. The house was a wreck. There were old tree branches strewn all over the lawn, the cornfield out in the front was withering away, and the once white siding was chipping off like nail polish on a girl’s fingernail. The house used to be a nice place. Becky Miller remembered when her Mama would bake pies for the old woman who used to live there… what was her name? Oh, that’s right. Barbara White. She had died a couple of years ago from a devastating fire, or so they say…. Legend has it that Barbara White disappeared one night after bandits had raided her house, taking her with them. Either way, it seemed to Becky that once Barbara was gone, the house went up and died just like she did. That was why Becky wondered why she found herself at what once was the front door stoop of the house. Was it just out of pure curiosity, or was something else under that roof beckoning Becky closer…? All she knew was that she had to get into that house, no matter what dangers might be lurking behind that door….

Craft Teens Wall Art

Dani and I did an art class today! It was only 90 minutes, but we made three projects! Here they are:


CANVASES:

canvas dani c

For this one, Dani first put masking tape and a stencil on the blank canvas and then spray painted over it. I think it ended up very cool!

canvas maddie c

For my canvas, I first spray-painted the grass and sky. When we got back inside, I didn’t like how the spray-painted sky looked, so I re-painted the sky and left the grass. Next I added a butterfly with pink paint, but I didn’t really like how it looked, either, so I put some black beads over it. I thought I was going to be done at that point, but the canvas looked kind of plain, so I added some beads on the grass and in the butterfly.


STAMPS:

We used hot glue on corkboard to make the stamps, but you could just use cardboard or another similar material. Because these pictures were taken after the class, there is paint on the hot glue parts. Dani’s is the zig-zag and mine is the one with the circles.

stamp c

stamp maddie c


PAINTINGS + FRAMES:

painting dani c

Above is Dani’s painting. She left her background blank and did not yet put her painting in the frame. I like all of the colors she used–all of which are from using her stamp.

painting maddie c

This is my painting. For the background I lightly painted green and pink and left some white. The blue circles are created from my stamp. The frame was originally black like Dani’s above, but I spray-painted it white to match my room (quick note–I was going to make it brown, but the brown spray-paint ran out in the middle of me spraying it. Then I went with white, and I’m glad I did). I don’t know if you can tell in the picture, but it has a bit of a weathered look, which I like. I hope you liked these pictures and learned something new! 🙂

 

Maddie’s Art Workshop: Project #1

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Maddie’s Art Workshop! In this workshop, you will learn new techniques and have fun making art with everyone involved in the workshop. It’s always more fun to do art with other people, right?

There will be a new video posted every week. You may choose to do each of the videos, or you may do one the first week and wait a couple weeks to do the next one. You may not even do one at all, and that’s okay too! This is just for your enjoyment. 

You may be asking, “What do I get if I do one of the projects?”
You get the opportunity to share your work with others (or not), and along the way there will also be “exclusive” videos for people who have done 1, 5, or 10 projects.

After you complete each project, you can include pictures of your project (if you know my email you can email them or just post them in the comments). If you DO include pictures (which are encouraged but not mandatory), you can also choose to share them with the group or not. If you do, your picture will be included in the gallery.

Now that we cleared that up, let’s get started with our first project!

THIS PROJECT IS:
Level: Basic
Time: 3 minutes or less

Click the video to get started!