Saturday, 28 July 2012

Winter Sticky Tape Trees

I have also done the summer/warm colour version of this project and it always proves popular with the kids - something magical about peeling off the stick tape I think! We used basic masking tape to create the trees and then painted over with blue ink and added salt to create the snow/starry effect (this has to to be done quite quickly as the salt only reacts with the ink while it's wet)






8 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea! I especially like the doodle patterns on the trees- a great lesson in line. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What type of paper did you use? Will watercolor work as well as ink?

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    1. Hi Marlene,
      I just used regular cartridge drawing paper and I'm sure watercolours could work beautifully!

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  3. Cool! Thanks for the reply. I will experiment a little with what we have in the art room and see what I come up with!

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  4. Liquid watercolors, (concentrated watercolors that come in bottles) work GREAT with salt, must be wet though; so work quickly...

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    1. Thanks Ann - will definitely have to try that!

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  5. What kind of ink did you use? Would tempera work?
    I have to use what we have and I have speedball printing ink, tempera and those little sets of watercolor,
    Thanks!! These are lovely
    Terry

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    1. Hi terrylynn, Sorry for the late reply. I think pretty much any type of ink or watercolour would work, as long as you work quickly to add the salt before the paint dries.

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