Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Secret Garden Book & a Craft

by Emily
 
This week's Literature based craft was inspired by reading "The Secret Garden" classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
 
 
Front entrance to The Secret Garden
 
We call it 3D art but we have also heard it called faux stained glass.  You get this effect with hot glue, tin foil and sharpies!
 

Start by letting the glue gun heat up while drawing your picture.  (I used freezer paper to trace part of a pattern off a tee and then doodled in details). Next, outline your design lines with thick hot glue and after it dries for 5 minutes or so place tin foil over the picture. 

 
With a black Sharpie trace over the glue bumps. Now fill in the spaces with colour.
 
 
 Sit back and enjoy your masterpiece!
 
 

 
 
My favourite part of the book is when the robin leads Mary to the key. Do you have a favourite?
 
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