It is my turn to spark some creativity with the “Back To School” theme and the Design Team.
I am bringing you a desk set I made for the youngest in the house – Tdawgg!
He is a spunky kid full of all these cool attributes that I had to figure out a way to capture some of that in this project. Music, attitude, spunk and whit – ya, I think I nailed it…but you tell me.
You may or may not know this but we are a homeschooling family. We have been for many, many years. So back to school time for us is really nothing eventful, usually. It is a year round, 24 hour a day process here. We “do school” as we see fit and that means many different things at different points in the year. One year, a family member needed help and wanted us to visit so we did – for a month! It was smack dab in the middle of the traditional school year!! If we didn’t home school, we would have to get special permission from the school, arrange some sort of homework set up with the teacher to get advanced work to take with us and so many other things that would have made that trip very, VERY difficult. Instead, we boxed up our books, projects and a few supplies and did a unit study while there about the desert and other “area specific” themes.
Now the boys are older, moving on and I have one kiddo at the back of the pack who came to me a few weeks ago and said, “Mom, I am ready to start school! Can we get things together to start this month?”
Well needless to say, it coincided with my turn up as a Kraaft Shaak Design Team member to prepare a project for you so I am killing two birds with this one “blogging” stone, so to speak.
Here I have for you a desk set I created using as many Kraaft Shaak store supply items as I could grab!
One thing of note, all the other Design Team members were sent a mixed media kit to create their projects from and I contemplated opening up one of those boxes and using that but somehow it felt wasteful since I have a limited supply of those and a huge studio filled with open jars!! So, I do hope you will forgive me, but I used the ULTIMATE Mixed Media kit – MY STUDIO!!! If you want to know more about the kits and what they come with please check the page linked here: MIXED MEDIA KITS.
So, it all began when he and I went to the store to get a few supplies for the new school year. I found a two pack of CLIP BOARDS, a set of MINI COMPOSITION BOOKS and a plastic PHOTO FRAME and STICKY NOTES.
From there I went to town and you can see it all here in the video below.
- Clipboard Set of 2
- Mini Composition books, set of 2
- Plastic Photo Frame
- Post It note pad
- Finnabair Art Basics by Prima Heavy Black Gesso
- Finnabair Art Basics Modeling Paste by Prima
- Simply Basic Neon Green Paint
- Prima Stencil – Guitar
- Tim Holtz grungeboard letters
- Simple Acrylic Heavy Body white paint
- Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic paints – Lemon, Lime and White
- Pebeo Dyna paint yellow/green
- Tombow Multi mono liquid glue
- Finnabair Art Basics by Prima 3D Matte Gel Medium
- washi tape from my stach
- foam letter stickers from my stash
- a wooden piece from the Mini Me kit
Follow the other design team members to see what they created this month and their final project is coming in September by searching this hastag #KSDT2015
OR – visit their blogs below to see ALL THEY DO!!!!
Sandra of ArtFully Made 4 U
Peg of Bits-n-Pieces
Beth of Lizzie’s Workshop
Sheri of Cards and More by Sheri
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