Friday, October 19, 2007


This week we strayed from our Art book. I saw this idea somewhere (can't remember where) and I actually remember doing this when I was in elementary.

Step 1. Color a piece of paper with a variety of colors. The secret is to press hard to make the color as bright as you can. The boys got bored after a few minutes of this part.
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Step 2. Cover the entire paper in black tempra paint so that NO color shows. Yes, it is messy. Actually, we found that that a paint brush kept showing streaks of color, and our fingers worked better. The boys didn't get quite as bored with this step.
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Step 3. After the paint dries, etch your picture with something sharp. We let the paint dry over night, and this morning the boys etched their pictures of dinosaurs (of course). You have to be able to press hard without tearing the paper, something they had a tough time with. However, mine was easier because I pressed my crayon harder and there was more wax which helps the paint scrape off better. Elijah's dinosaur:
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Blogger Wethyb said...

That's a neat idea!

4:50 PM  
Blogger Jill Corwin said...

Looks fun!

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

I remember doing that project, though I think we always had to color in black over the rainbow colors. I always thought the resulting pictures were really neat!

8:08 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Neat! I am really enjoying your Art posts on Fridays!

9:13 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Cool, I remember doing that!

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So is mom at your house tonight or what? she hasn't called us.

10:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember doing that. You are braver than I am. Any black paint we own is in a safe, locked in the closet. haha. I might take it out when I own the house I'm living in, though. For now, my boys art is limited to crayons and chalk. Our patio in the back is Cole's personal art gallery.

8:38 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

cool. I remember doing that as well but like Sandy I used black crayon instead of paint for the top layer.

9:09 AM  

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