The Good, the Bad and the Messy

Getting Messy

Having a creative mind means having several project ideas swirling around your head…

being a Creative Blogger with a editorial calendar, means you times that amount times 2.

And then sometimes….(a lot of sometimes) you’ve got nothing at all.

I was brain-storming recently with a fellow Designer when I came up with this brilliant idea

of stamping on the sidewalk with homemade chalk paint.

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I thought this would be a great project to do with my grandsons.  (and a potential blog post)

I researched recipes and got my supplies together.

Darn you Pinterest with all your beautiful pictures and homemade recipes. 

I created handmade stamps using a large Smoothfoam square and my Super Hotwire Foam Cutter.

I made a variety of shapes to use with the boys.

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I made the chalk paint with a recipe I found using cornstarch, water and food coloring.

The problem was that the paint started drying right away.

And…the boys were having too much fun playing in the paint to start all over.

The chalk paint is non toxic and easily cleaned up once dried by brushing the boys off.

After a good rain, all the mess was gone.

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I’m confident with a little more experimenting we could get the consistency just right.

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After making a very fun mess, I decided it was just that…

and moved on to Plan B.  (My post for Friday.)

Make sure to come back Friday for Block Stamping on Canvas with Smoothfoam.

 

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