Art Ideas For Kids: Painting On Cardboard!

Want to bring new life to Cardboard boxes? Here’s how you make some pretty art with kids – all you need is cardboard, paints, and brushes. Materials required: Cardboard Poster colors or Acrylic Paints Scissors Glue Embellishments (optional) Instructions: Cut out the shapes on cardboard and paint them. Allow to dry and glue the pieces to create animals, plants, vehicles, etc., Here are a few … Continue reading Art Ideas For Kids: Painting On Cardboard!

Featured Artist: Charu Jain

About this new feature on Al Things Beautiful: A couple of months back, I stumbled upon an interview of Sizzix Designer Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Co. and was very impressed wither journey and message. And I thought to myself, why not feature some of my extremely creative friends on my blog. That was how the door to guest posting on Al Things … Continue reading Featured Artist: Charu Jain

Admirable Art or a Gratifying Experience!

 I am delighted to welcome Vinaya Ambadekar in this guest post. To make the transition from home to school smoother, I enrolled my daughter in the pre-school’s summer camp last year. To my delight I was allowed and encouraged to participate with her for the first few days! As I observed, after the initial crying spell, most children loved the rhymes, dance and free play. … Continue reading Admirable Art or a Gratifying Experience!

How To Create An Easy Recycled Mixed Media Project!

Today I have a video tutorial for you, showing how to create a cool and easy mixed media project using recycled elements. Step 1: Recycling is charming, hence lets put together things we can recycle! I am re-purposing a chocolate box and other knick-knacks. Step 2: Use decoupage glue to stick  a layer of crumbled tissue paper to the surface of the box.  Create a … Continue reading How To Create An Easy Recycled Mixed Media Project!

Sprinkle Some Glitter! Altered Bottle Art

Happy New Year to you all! Lets look at an altered bottle art, up-cycling project today. This project is easy and can be done in a few easy steps. 1. Prepare the surface Make sure the surface of the bottle is clean and dust free. Apply a coat of gesso.  Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready … Continue reading Sprinkle Some Glitter! Altered Bottle Art

ONE STROKE PAINTING on recycled glass bottles!

I am delighted to welcome Ranjtha Sathya in this guest post. Today I am here to share with you a simple, yet beautiful form of painting called the One Stroke painting. Well, I am no great expert at it, but if you are craft enthusiast like me, then this one is worth a try. For this technique, you would be using a FLAT brush. Dip each … Continue reading ONE STROKE PAINTING on recycled glass bottles!

Stunning Gold and Glitter DIY Home Decor!

The holiday season is here and most of us are already prettying up our homes. Here is an inexpensive and easy step by step tutorial to create a some stunning glittery holiday decor. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a sponge dabber to apply a coat of tinted metallic paint onto the … Continue reading Stunning Gold and Glitter DIY Home Decor!

Create Unique Handmade Ornaments this Holiday season!

Crafting during the holidays is such a Joy! It’s so much fun to infuse little handmade elements into the best and busiest season of the year- this makes the decor and gifts extra special. In this post, I hope to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season. These cute DIY Christmas tree ornament art pieces are simple and easy to make! Cut … Continue reading Create Unique Handmade Ornaments this Holiday season!

How To Create a Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame in 5 Easy Steps!

Good day Y’all! Today, I’m sharing an interesting DIY Altered Picture Frame tutorial in few easy steps. Step 1: I’m altering a wooden picture frame and I’ve assembled a few knick knacks to go on this mixed media project. Step 2: Compose the elements on the frame and adhere them using a strong glue. Step 3: Paint a coat of black gesso all over the frame … Continue reading How To Create a Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame in 5 Easy Steps!