Your First Steps To Creativity

Be creative! Take the Challenge in March.

Club Creative Studio offers ideas and inspiration to be creative.  This is a great time to jump-start your creativity because March has been declared National Craft Month. Try something different or new in your artsy world.  Creating is fun, and rewarding.

I should not take much effort to be inspired.  Take a look around you in nature and in life situations. There are great resources out there to prompt or inform you on technique. Many projects can be low-cost, free, recycled, or require minimal supplies.  Especially if you are trying something new, you may be able to share supplies with others or gather ideas and confidence while you save up for the required items that you need for a specific project. Look and listen for opportunities to express yourself creatively. Take the first steps to admire

Create something amazing today!

Creating is a great expression of self as well as admiration of other art as inspiration. And, it is no doubt a joy to share your completed creations with self and others.  Try something new this month that requires creativity on a different level than you are now at.

Experience the challenge, the trails, the joys of success and the results of making something by hand.  It will give smiles and pride that is for sure! Explore your creative tool box, raid that junk drawer, clear out the scraps of papers and fabrics, get out your neglected paints and markers. Recycle your trash into treasure. Give yourself a chance to experiment.

To show of the array of items that I explore when I make Club Creative Studio items, I offer these photos in this post as art samples of creativity.  Enjoy! Be inspired! CREATE!

Club Creative Studio mixed media. hand-made crystal and acrylic pendants.
Club Creative Studio clay, mixed media mini-canvas art.
Club Creative Studio wire-wrapped. crystal and glass hand-made bracelet.
Club Creative Studio hand-painted acrylic commemorative birthday umbrella.
Club Creative Studio Hand-torched Italian glass beads.
Club Creative Studio incorporates hand-made beads into unique jewelry art.

BE CREATIVE EVERYDAY!

Club Creative Studio Hand-rolled polymer clay beads.
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I Accept From A to Z!

Club Creative Studio has started a CREATIVE COUNTDOWN to APRIL! Because I have accepted a challenge to blog daily during the month of April!


Countdown To A to Z Blog Challenge

It is with excitement that Club Creative Studio accepts the challenge to take part in the blogging challenge called A to Z.

What is A to Z? It will be a blog a day written with the theme of creativity (as usual). However, during the month of April, using this premise, I will start beginning April first with a topic themed on something with the letter A.

On April second, another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until I complete the challenge in April with the theme based on the letter Z.

I look forward to the challenge.

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Paint From Your Kitchen

March National Craft Month Logo

Do you have a good excuse for not being creative?  Maybe it is lack of ideas, supplies, time?  Does it take a national holiday to declare a day to set aside to create?  How about a whole month dedicated to crafts and crafting?  Well, look no further because March IS national craft month!

Aren’t you glad that Club Creative Studio informed you of this special month? Today’s post will give you a few ideas on how to create paint from kitchen or common home supplies. Give it a try and see how you can incorporate paint into your March crafting.

Nothing is quite as satisfying as making something with your own hands. Taking your creative thoughts from point A to point B.  Open your heart to Creation.  It doesn’t matter what your age or skill level, you can take steps to express your creativity and love of art or crafting.  Because crafting is such a well-liked pastime, the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) has dedicated the entire month of March to celebrating all that crafting has to offer.

So, check out your stock of supplies. What do you have in your “craft tool box”?

What craft supplies do you keep close at hand in your tool box?

I want to dedicate the following recipes to a cool “little craftier” a boy named Ronnie who appreciates art at the young age of seven. Maybe this can be a home project or he can teach his classroom how to “make paint” in one of their rotating “centers” at his school. Happy crafting and creating, Ronnie B.

Liquid Starch Finger Paint

1/4 liquid laundry starch

2 drops food coloring or 1 tsp. tempera paint

Mix in small bowl until blended.

Cornstarch Finger Paint

3 tbsp. sugar

1/2 cup cornstarch

2 cups cold water

Food coloring

Soap flakes or liquid dishwashing soap

Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan over low heat. Add cold water and stir until mixture is thick. Remove from heat. Divide into four or five portions (in muffin tins or cups). Add a drop or two of food coloring to each portion and a pinch of soap flakes or soap. Stir and let cool. Store in airtight container.

Condensed Milk Paint

1 cup condensed milk

Food coloring

Mix one cup of condensed milk with a few drops of food coloring. This makes bright glossy paint!

Frosting Paint(non-edible)

1 cup powdered tempera paint

2 tbsp. wallpaper paste

1/4 to 1/2 cup liquid laundry starch

Mix tempera paint with wallpaper paste. Add starch, mixing until thick enough to spread – like frosting. Place paint on a plastic lid and use popsicle sticks to spread.

Happy Birthday Ronnie B.

From: Ms. Veronica at Club Creative Studio

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