Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snow Flakes - Les Flocons de Neige

This was a project done on both large and small scales. I taped 2 12x18 sheets together to create the large for our Xmas concert backdrop (mounted on black) and then I also did the same project on a piece of 8.5x11 cardstock folded in half (hotdog fold), which when dry we cut in half to create 2 Xmas cards.
The method to the madness was the same for both!
We started by doing pastel snowflakes on white paper. I taught the kids a basic 6-sided snowflake, but was amazed at how they took off with their own interpretations and taught each other different designs. Oh, the kids were restricted to only COOL colours of pastels (which was a good refresher lesson in itself.)
They then took blue water-colour pucks, loaded their brush with water and did a wash over their flakes. I like how the colour really varies across the paper with the large projects. Finally we GLITTERED and GLAMMED them up so they would shine under the show lights. VoilĂ !

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