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Llama Llama

This sweet llama face will make anyone smile, at a time when we're not quite sure where our world is at! So avoid the drama and paint this no-prob-llama!

Order your art kit here through Three & me and follow the post below to get the best outcome out of your project!

Your kit includes:

  • canvas

  • frame

  • string

  • stencil with 2 facial expressions

  • paints in charcoal, white, pink and turquoise

  • 3 wedges

  • zinc nail

Cut out the facial expressions, on the bottom right hand corner, leaving enough of a border to you don't over paint the edges.

Set aside.

Place the stencil grid-side up! This is very important! If you peel away the wrong layer, your stencil will become un-usable.

Rub the grid layer with a credit card and slowly peel it away from the sticky black layer. If any of the black stencil lifts with the card stock grid layer, replace the grid layer and rub it some more to transfer the stencil back down.

It is easier to peel at an angle.

Once the grid layer is removed, stick the stencil sticky-side down onto your canvas. Carefully remove the fibrous top layer, making sure that all of the black stencil transfers to the canvas. This is the hardest part of this project! Go slowly and rub down the black stencil onto the canvas as you go.

You should now have a stencil that looks like this. If you look closely, you'll see all the cut lines of your design. We'll be removing them bit by bit, to make your painting easier and prevent smudging.

Arrange a small quantity of your paints onto a paper plate. Mix any colors you may want to blend, like a lighter grey by adding white to charcoal or a lighter pink etc.

Do not dip directly into the paint containers, because you'll overload your sponge wedges and your paint WILL run.

Take a sponge wedge and dab the broad end into the light grey paint. Blot off excess paint onto your paper plate, so that your sponge is not overloaded.

Carefully blot or swipe paint from the outside edges of the llama toward the center. This will give a beautiful, natural shading to your llama. Blot the sponge randomly through the center of the llama, to give the impression of woolly fur.

Less is more! Do not use too much paint.

Using the zinc nail included or a weeding tool, remove the feet and inner ear pieces.

Your project should look like this now.

Using the same wedge, but with a darker shade of grey, blot a small amount of paint onto the ears, feet and writing. Less is more! Do not use too much paint- it WILL run. Rather do 2-3 thin coats, than 1 that is too heavy.

The feet are done! Don't worry about the messy look of the writing. You'll be going over it again, when it's dry.

Using the nail or weeding tool remove the llama's hair and part of the saddle blanket.

Using a new sponge wedge, dab a tiny amount of pink onto the llama's hair and onto two of the sparkles. Let it dry.

Dab turquoise onto the saddle and sparkles. Dry.

Remove the next piece of saddle blanket and paint it pink with the tip of your wedge. Only use a tiny hint of color, so that it won't run!

Remove the heart stencil in he saddle and paint it pink.

Remove the circle stencil and admire your art work!

With the tip of your pink wedge, add a tiny hint of pink to the ear fluff of your llama.

Using your grey wedge, blot more charcoal pant onto the writing and feet.

Let it dry.

Once dry, remove the stencil and pick out any of the remaining pieces with the zinc nail or weeding tool.

Your canvas should look similar to this.

Pick out which facial expression you'd like to use.

Using the same technique as before, peel away the grid layer first.

Position the face onto your llama, making sure that it is aligned correctly with the head.

Remove the fibrous top layer.

Using a tiny amount of charcoal paint, carefully dab a hint of color onto the facial expression. Less is more! Do not overload your wedge! Be careful not to paint over the cut edges of the square!

After 1-2 thin coats, remove the stencil to see your sweet llama's expression.

With the tip of your pink wedge, blot some pink cheeks onto your llama.

Dip the flat end of your nail into the white paint and stamp dots around the saddle blanket to make it look like a fringe.

Wipe the nail clean and repeat in turquoise.

Wipe the nail and repeat with pink.

Dip the tip of the nail into the charcoal paint and give your llama some freckles.

Such a blissfully peaceful no-drama llama!

Wipe the nail. Dip the sharp tip into the white paint and add spots to your letters.

If you'd like to, you can paint the frame. Use the sponge wedge and wipe color onto the frame or leave it natural.

Tie the string onto the top frame for hanging.

Hang up your No-Prob-Llama canvas somewhere where you'll see it often, so it'll make you smile when you're feeling blue!

I hope you enjoyed painting this llama with me! Please leave feedback or share photos with me!

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Had the most fun tonight with an amazing instructor and many wonderful friends! Three & Me out did themselves with beautiful presentation and amazing craft that I am excited to display in my home! I look forward to another opportunity to craft with Three & Me in the future!

Camas, WA

What an amazing experience! Claire is an incredible instructor and makes these projects so fun and truly easy for those like me who are not artsy! She is extremely organized and everything is so well thought out and ready in advance. I can hardly wait to take more classes in the future. I would highly recommend Three & Me!

Angela H.

Camas, WA

I just went to my first Three & Me workshop. It was a wonderful experience. Claire is a warm hostess and an excellent instructor. Making everyone feel engaged and successful. The materials are top notch and every detail is well thought out. It’s a great escape for a personal creative moment or a fun way to connect with friends and family while expressing your inner artist.

Camas, WA

Such a fun string art class tonight! Claire is a wonderful instructor and everything was so beautiful; the display, the art, the examples, the supplies, the snacks! So fun!

Camas, WA

This is truly a fun night out! Claire's instruction is helpful, humorous and fun! I love how she allowed us options to be creative and put our own twist on our projects. There is a lot of attention to detail with the set-up, supplies and refreshments which did not go unnoticed.  I can't wait for the next project!

What a fun evening! Claire has thought of every detail and guides you step by step through the whole process! She is such an encourager and makes you feel like you have just made a masterpiece! I highly recommend her classes! I can't wait to take another one!

Camas, WA

I had such a fun evening! Three & Me had everything presented beautifully and organized in a way that made it easy to follow along for those of us that aren't necessarily crafters by nature! Thank you for a fun night!

Courtney H.

Camas, WA

Thank you Claire Houlding for an incredible night! It was so much fun creating with Three & Me!

Hollen F.

Camas, WA

You all did such a great job! Claire Houlding what a fun thing you are starting in our community! Love it. So fun to be there tonight!

Jennifer B.

Camas, WA

I craft a lot at home, but doing crafts in a class with friends is so much better. THREE & ME makes it so easy to do the things I am interested in, without having to find the supplies and figure out how to do it on my own. I've just booked my next ladies night with Claire! I can't wait. 

Vancouver, WA

Tonight, a bunch of lucky ladies got to craft along side one of the very best. Claire's heart, is hands done one of the very best and those of us who were there got to create something amazing that we will proudly display in our homes. Many laughs and much fun was had by all. I highly recommend one of Three & Me classes to anyone in the area! Spread kindness around like confetti!!

Lana E.

Camas, WA

Art is not my strength. I don't have a creative bone in my body. So I came to a workshop because my friend made me... and I made something I now love. I was expecting to sit and watch, but landed up getting fully involved! My husband and kids don't believe that I made it myself. I'm coming again and I'm bringing my sister... she's even worse at crafts than me.

Alyson S.

Washougal, WA

We had such a fun girls night out making Christmas signs. Claire did a wonderful job explaining what to do and they turned out great! We are all looking forward to more events!! Thank you!

Kristine A.

Camas, WA

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