Saturday, December 08, 2018

Autumn Leaves

Patterned Autumn Leaves, always a favorite autumn art project at the Blackfoot Art center.

To create this project, we first examined different types and shapes of leaves. 

Then we sketched the shape of our favorite leaf lightly in pencil, and went over it again with a black Sharpie, creating several spaces within the leaf. 

We filled in the spaces with patterns and shapes in many colors, and drew at least two more outlines around the leaf. This can be done with crayons or oil pastels.

Finally we painted over our leaves and the background with watercolor, allowing the crayon to "pop" through. 

The kids always love trying crayon wax or oil pastel resist watercolors: it surprises them every time!

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