Melted crayons…

A very cool activity, setup for the kids but which quickly turned into my own entertainment.

The key thing with this is to use a glue gun to first stick the crayons to the surface, as other glues will just melt when the heat from the hairdryer is applied to the crayons. Leave the glue to dry then apply an even heat from the hairdryer very close to the crayons.

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Chair colours…

Coloured light from window artwork and shadows onto one of our armchairs.

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Sunset colour show…

One of the best sunsets i’ve seen from the back bedroom window! Some amazing textures and formations + obviously the range of colours as the sunset changed over the course of 30 minutes.

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Stickers & foamed colours…

While we were trying out the foaming monster activity, I took a couple of abstract photos of some of the stickers in the middle of the activity book and the colour pattern of the two mixed foam colours.

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Christmas colours…

Some detail images of some Christmas colours – crackers and Sharpie pens!

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The Legendary Adventures of a Filter King…

http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/363481-01.htm

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Jamie’s Balloon…

Jamie’s great colour drawing of a hot air balloon, with blue sky and red basket.

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Alexander Calder art…

I saw the Google graphic of the day and had a look at Alexander Calder’s work.

I’ve seen images of a few of his larger public sculptures but none of his other work. Really impressed with the forms and colours plus his development (or invention depending on who you talk to) of the art mobile.

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Painted stairs…

The stairs are nearly done! Might just need another coat on one or two of the risers. Claire did a great job with the colours and painting!

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Painted stairs…

So, on coat of undercost/primer on all the steps and one coat of satin gloss on every other step tread.

It took so long for the paint to dry that we’re resorting to a quick drying type, which we’ll hopefully use tonight then leave to dry over night.

I painted only every other step so we could get up and down the stairs while they were drying and they’re starting to look good. We’ll paint them all white then have a think about the colours for the risers. This will be hard to mix in a smooth transition, so we might just do a random mix, using a single blended colour.

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Coloured stairs…!

Some ideas from Pinterest, which we’re seriously considering for our house!

I’ve started painting the stairs white so far and the tops will be left white with alternating colours of the rainbow for the risers part. It’s going to look amazing!

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Coloured plastic tubs…

A cheap colour filter effect using some plastic sandwich tubs! The boys also liked looking around with them and seeing the world in green, purple and pink!

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Coloured cladding panels…

I’ve been thinking about the materials for our (at this point hypothetical) extension and have just come across another interesting option. The product is the Moeding Longoton terracotta panel, which can be made to dimensions ranging from 150mm to 3000mm.

The idea is that these panels are used as an external wall system, on top of an aluminium support framework. The insulation goes behind this and the main supporting wall. This system provides colour, texture and weather proofing and is an alternative to brick or render.

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Most of the back of the house is going to be white rendered fairly soon (fingers crossed!), while the front of the house is retained as the traditional Victorian brick with rendered bay. The red to cream colour range could be a nice reference to both the red brick and the white detailing and render, while also adding some interest and colour.

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