Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Projects and Watercolor Techniques

watercolor and alcohol painting

One last post for this year! I had a lot of fun with some older kids during a Saturday Christmas workshop and here is what we did.....

1. We did the big kid version of a winter painting on wood...

2. We created a really cute set of wooden Santas!!....
Prepping was not so simple, but the process for the kids was very easy as you can see.

So cute!

3. We then moved on to some watercolor techniques. First we learned how to use wet paint on wet paper to get really fun washes and movement with the paint. We used our work as the backdrop for a nativity silhouette.

student work
student work, I am hoping to get a photo of the final product from mom... 
an example from online since I somehow did not end up with an image of a finished piece..

4. Finally, we did one of my favorite watercolor techniques. We used the wet on wet technique on watercolor paper and then added drops of isopropyl alcohol to the surface! It is so much fun, it is sort of addictive. We used these small papers to make card fronts.

Some of my experiments

Student work

Student work

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