Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mixed Media--focus on numbers

 As you may or may not know, my "day" job is at a preschool.  It is a place that holds constant sources of inspiration for me.
This week, we concentrated on numbers, and it reminded me of a piece I created with my math savvy kiddos (both at home and school) in mind.

 This was a stash busting project for sure.  I've had the chipboard and numbers for a very long time. I painted the chipboard rectangle with white acrylic gesso, and dressed it up with eyelets.

 I love this paper--it's excellent for a project such as this.  I cut straight edges on three sides, and made one side fancy for some interest.  After the gesso was dry, I used Mod Podge to glue it down.

This piece was from a wood matching game that my kiddos outgrew.  I painted it with gesso, and sliced the paper to make my own equation. Old game piece plus scrapbook paper equals cool three dimensional effect.

I used glue dots to apply the numbers.  The center square is a larger fragment from Tim Holtz. I hand wrote the phrase and  glued that paper with Diamond Glaze.

Who knew math could be cool and fashionable?

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  1. OK how do I not have this paper? I thought we had all the same paper! This turned out so great. I can't "count" the ways ( I know...groan). Thanks so much for linking up to my "BFF" party my BFF.

  2. Now that's a #1 project if I ever saw 1! Way 2 go!

  3. This post matches the reporter you liked in my last post.

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10!


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