Art Projects, Inspiration and
Random Art Teacher Mumble.
what brand and type of water color did they use?I also wondering how to make these background.
I used a mix of Blick liquid watercolors and some from Nasco. More so than the brand, you will want to use the wet on wet watercolor technique.www.dickblick.com and www.enasco.com art the art supply site. You can achieve nice results with regular watercolors as well.
Did you salt on the watercolor? I have done projects in the past with my kiddos and salt have not had the best results, I think that paper was too dry. I will have to try the liquid watercolors though.
Could I ask you the instructions for this lesson? I'm also curious if you used salt. I hope to modify this for Kinders during our bridges/engineering unit. These are beautiful!Shen
I LOVE these!!! How do you do these???
We did use salt...you can see the effect that it has on the watercolors. Oil pastel down first, watercolor to fill up the background. Sprinkle salt on top! Rub salt away once the paint has dried and enjoy :-)
yes- thank you! We did the project like you said and added tissue paper lily pads (different shades of green) and tissue paper flowers. Quite stunning!
These are beautiful! I can't wait to try this with my first graders!
So simple idea, will try it these days, thank you!
Could you post the complete instructions, if possible. I notice the kid's paintings all have black accents on the bridge, so I assume you went step by step with the kiddos.
Before they started, I demonstrated how to draw the bridge, press with oil pastel and then to go back and add shadows on one side of each railing. We talked about where it would make sense for the shadows to go. I’m currently do this lesson and they understand it better than ever. We talk about things from a real perspective and they grasp the concepts better
The bridges we have created in the past few years have evolved.... the garden is more magical... the kids add weeping tree branches and more foliage