The other day Matthew decided to get out some mandalas to colour in. I find them on the internet and then just print them out. This time I decided to do one at the same time. I started off just colouring it in as normal. Then I decided to fill in the centre with glitter glue to see what would happen.
The glue didn't have enough colour so I decided it was best to colour it in and then put glitter glue over the top.
I started with glitter glue just in the centre this was spread over each area with a small bush. Then I got carried away and just squeezed the glue along the outer stripes.
After trying this and liking the outcome I moved on. I had seen a great craft on Red Ted Art for making a Chinese Dragon Puppet. She has even produced the dragon to print and colour just go to Red Ted Art to print it. I had been wanting to do this for a while but Matthew wasn't so interested. That was until he saw the one I coloured in.
I started printing this on red card. Thinking I could just add the glitter but it didn't show up. So I printed it again on white paper, coloured it in and added the glitter as before.
I coloured each section and then squeezed a small amount of glue into one area at a time. Then I got the small paint brush out again and spread it around the area. This gave a really nice metallic finish. It took a while to dry so I ran out of time to complete it. I'm looking forward to finishing off the puppet tomorrow.
Thanks Red Ted Art for this great idea. Looking forward to Matthew doing a show with it.
Here are other crafts we have Pinned to do in the future. Pinterest