We have had a few birthday’s lately and the kids have been getting a bit frustrated with the birthday cards that they make – apparently they have been a bit on the boring side – according to the kids. So I suggested for the new batch (we need to post 4 birthday cards to family in South Africa) that the kids try to use their dimensional paint.
They loved the idea – both of them love using the dimensional paint. So they started with drawing simple designs onto the cards. We are still very new to using dimensional paint so we are still sticking to simple designs and always drawing everything first (once you apply the dimensional paint you can not remove it / change the design).
One of the reasons that I love the dimensional paint is the kids have to squeeze the bottle to get it out. For my son (he is six years old) this does end up being a work-out for his hands, but he enjoys doing the designs so he end up creating design after design and it becomes an excellent hand strengthening activity for him.
We left the cards to dry overnight (the dimensional paint does need to dry properly as it can smudge when still wet)
And the next day we finished the designs with our watercolour paints.
And the end result. Some cheerful birthday cards.
And I know I suffer from “being a biased mom” but I do think they make really cute home-made birthday cards.
We are still very new to using dimensional paint but the one that we have is this one Tulip 3D Fabric Paint 4oz Slick (Black). This is the only one that we have used so I can not compare to any others but the kids and I are loving using it in our projects and I have actually just bought a second bottle of this same brand.
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