The Kraaft Shaak is a little crafty internet shop based somewhere East of me. This was their first year for a design team and I was to be chosen to be apart of it. Our mission was to use the Kraaft Shaak's unique mixed media kits in three projects.
A FEW WAYS THIS KIT HAS BEEN USED:
My creative Brain kind of exploded a few times with all the ingenuity to come out of this mixed media kit.
If you are a mixed media newbie. If you are a mixed-media oldie. If you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, use art therapy, have a artsy, creative child, know someone who has an artsy creative child, or if you are a person who loves to be FEARLESS and try new things- This KIT is For YOU.
But all good things must come to an end and this is my last challenge for the team. My challenge was to Kill the KIT. Which means, to use everything up. Now I wish I had better photos, but over the last few months I basically spread everything from the kit all over my
bedroom craft space.
I do have a couple of photos...
|2 oz paint goes farther than you think.|
|This is the remains of my eggshell colored Prima Chalkboard paint and my Prima Sand Texture Paste Samples from the kit.|
|The kit comes with a sample paper pack. It has enough papers for several projects.|
I used some in all three of my challenges. I used the Prima chalk board Paint in two of the challenges.
I've made something like this before with a silhouette...but I couldn't get this one right. I hated it. It wasn't fulfilling my vision. At. All. So I tore this apart and Friday morning at about 5:30 a.m and then I raided my daughter's toy box.
One of the things I had left in the kit were some lace ribbons and gauze. I had meant to use those in the first attempt had incompletely forgotten my goal to use up the rest of goodies in the mixed media kit. Now I had my chance to incorporate them.
I layered the ribbons and gauze with tissue papers to add the dimension I wanted to recreate my original idea properly.
This theme means a lot to me personally (feel free to ask me about it!) But I'm so curious to see how other's respond to this piece that I am not going to tell it's story. I wonder if it might have a story for you?
To get an idea of what is in this kit, and how much I had to play with you might want to check out this video from Sherrie, who answered the call for the next design team. She share's all the oodles of the things that come in the kit and cracks me up at the same time.
Did you watch it? Did you see how much is fun and craftiness is packed into this little box? Do you think I managed to use up everything in that box?
Well, I used up most of it. There is still a wee bit chalk paint left, I have a map page left, and a book page that was suppose to go into the mini-book I created for the very first challenge...and I found a couple of those little sequins left over too. So, I totally failed to "kill the kit."
But I wounded it. Badly.
Now, Don't forget the coupon. Don't forget to visit the Kraaft Shaak. (where there are tutorials, hangouts, hilarity, community, and art supplies everywhere) Don't forget to buy a mixed media kit. It's a boredom buster for kids ages eight and up at the very least. And there are loads of things you can make from it. Check out the Design Team page at the Shaak if you're low on ideas and let me know if you make something crazy...like, FLIP FLOPS!
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