SALTY SUMMER RAINBOW RESIST PAINTINGS

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Watercolors are an amazing and versatile art medium. We love that you can make both paintings with extreme layers and details as well as fast whimsical color studies and experiment with unusual tricks and techniques. In this summer watercolor series we are using the KMM Giant Rainbow Crayon as a wax resist and common table [...]

TICKING FOR PICNICKING

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Crafts, DIY | No Comments

Ticking is a type of striped fabric that has been around for decades. It is often called “mattress ticking” [as it was primarily used to cover mattresses] and comes in several 2-color combinations. It is a woven fabric that feels like denim or twill. The threads that are woven from side to side are called [...]

KMM MARKER COLLECTION

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Demos, Supplies | No Comments

KMM Markers are a great drawing tools, they come in both washable and permanent ink for multiple uses.In this video we demonstrate collaborative drawing projects with KMM Markers, happy drawing party!  

TYEEP-TUT-TUT-TUT

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Artists We Love!, Inspiration | No Comments

We love that we have the opportunity to share the work of some of the many ARTISTS WE LOVE! in this re-occurring section of the KMM blog. They show us what they are thinking, what moves them to make the work they do and how it’s done! Gouache Drawings Yellow Crown Heron Toto Feldman, a Brooklyn [...]

CELLOPHANE CREATIONS

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Look Again | No Comments

Welcome! In each segment of our new LOOK AGAIN section we celebrate a terrific project or idea from books we are fans of. We will visit craft and DIY books both new and old to celebrate great ideas that stand the test of time. Enjoy! This week we are celebrating summer with some very colorful [...]

SUNRISE SURF SHIRT

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in Crafts, DIY | No Comments

Combine several classical tie-dye techniques for a brand new effect! You will need Fabric Dye, a 12″x 8″ aluminum roasting pans, an iron, a sponge brush, rubber bands, and a washed shirt.

BETWEEN THE FOLDS

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Inspiration, Stuff We Like | No Comments

Origami is an age old art form that has recently been evolving into a complex and exciting way to create contemporary art and sculpture. Between the Folds  is an Incredible 2008 documentary  by Director and Producer Vanessa Gould.  This film captures both the amazing new levels of technical skill  being exponentially acquired in recent years as well as demonstrating [...]

COOL ICE DYE

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Crafts, DIY | No Comments

One way to stay cool this summer is to dye your sheets with colored ice! Try using this extra-simple technique for dying multiple colors at once, you can create great pieces for decorating your room, clothes or even as away to add color to a drawing. Have a great time Ice-Dying!   ICE SHEETS from [...]

UKULELE STENCIL KIT

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Demos, Supplies | One Comment

Have you ever wanted to customize your very own musical instrument?  The Kid Made Modern Ukulele Stencil Kit includes a well made wooden instrument  with glitter, sticker paper, stencils and paint. What a great way to keep the music going!