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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Inspired by Ellen

Framing and hanging children's art is a topic that has been discussed here before, so I was happy to see this series of balsa wood prints that Ellen Baker made with her children. Ellen encouraged her kids to use different colors of ink on brightly colored paper with very striking results. I can imagine the series framed and grouped in a grid in a breakfast room, hallway, child's bedroom or den.

Balsa wood is inexpensive, readily available at art supply stores, and requires no carving. Click here for instructions.


La Maison Fou said...

What a great idea....summer art project!

the long thread said...

Thanks for linking to my project, Courtney!

Unknown said...

These would be great hung on a wire or light weight string with little clothespins. Giving the children a change to learn about arranging and colors.