Monday, May 6, 2013

February Art Board


This is our Valentines art board. Here's how I made it:

Both bears are hand-drawn from images I found online. For the strawberry footprints we created a basket weave effect by alternating two shades of brown construction paper. We made footprints with red paint; once dry, I colored on the stems and seeds with markers. For the balloons we started with whole sheets of white tissue paper. It took four layers to complete. We chose one color and painted eight different pieces of tissue paper. Once dry, we chose a new color and painted stripes over each paper. Once dry, we chose a new color and painted spots all over each paper. Once dry, we chose a new color and splattered the paint over each paper. Over all, every piece of tissue paper looked different because the girls chose different color patterns when creating each layer. Once dry, we gently brushed a mixture of watered down glue over the papers to serve as a type of sealer. Then I traced a heart shape onto the back of each paper, cut them out, and taped white yarn to the back for a balloon string. The letters are simple die cuts.

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