I learned interesting porcupine facts from the fact sheet and Being Eight learned all about watering down paint as well as other artsy things along the way.
He took a wooden shadow box and some watery green paint to create this lovely effect.
He was amazed I would get out the hair dryer to speed the drying time.
Porcupine pictures were printed with a 2nd printing in mirror image.
Porcupines of North America love to hang around in trees.
Driftwood was added for dimension.
This incredible piece of South American wood made it easy for sticking porcupines in.
How we love grungeboard!
Putting it all together to discover the porcupine on the left wasn't the African species.
A quick change was easy to do.
The budding artist is never done!
With mod podge
and porcupine tracks
he needed to go the one extra step!
How cool is this!
This project has reassured him that...
- although he couldn't use grungeboard skulls he still liked using the letters
- he likes using the label machine and to have an excuse like a school project would ensure I wouldn't say 'no'
- Mod Podge is cool to peel from your fingers
- he'll never look at a hair dryer the same way again
- if he tries really hard he'll be able to find a way to use the piece of South American wood he's wanted to use since he was 6
- there are interesting things to be learned about the porcupine
- I love him and always will