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Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial

Stenciled Watercolors Tutorial
At the suggestion of a friend, I am posting a tutorial on how to make a nice watercolor painting using plastic stencils! It really is quite a simple process and you end up with something that looks professional. I love sharing these little secrets with people. It's fun! So here is what you need to get started... Materials: watercolor paints paintbrush plastic stencils (I found some cheap ones at the dollar store) watercolor paper Step 1: Pick out the stencil you want to use and place it on top of your paper. Step 2: Hold the stencil down tightly with one hand. Step 3: To give it a varied look, add several different colors in random areas of the stencil. Step 4: Fill in the entire area of the stencil and ever so carefully lift the stencil away from the paper. Step 5: Let your painting dry completely and there you have it... your own mini artwork! Tips and Tricks:If you notice that your watercolors are bleeding around the edges of the stencil you can try mixing less water with the paints.

Recycling the Old and Dry into Liquid Gold I started looking at other art teachers' blogs about a year ago to help me get more project ideas and other nifty suggestions. One thing that I have run across most recently is a way to 'make paint' using old markers. Initially I thought it was a crock. However, its the end of the year and I'm sorting through materials to toss so I decided to put this theory to the test. I did the following to find out: 1. 2. 3. 4. I'm quite excited to find a really green and cheap way to make liquid watercolors. In summation, I answer the question above with a victorious Yes!

Progressive Watercolor Art Tutorial Ok, are you ready for another watercolor painting tutorial?! I am having fun with these. I love that I get to share some art skills I've picked up over the years with all of you. It's the art educator in me that gets excited :) So, today you get to learn how to make, what I call a Progressive Watercolor Painting. It's something I learned in high school and it's pretty simple to make. So here's how you make it: Materials: watercolor paints & brush watercolor paper a stiff board to tape your paper too masking tape pencil blow dryer Step 1: Make a few sketches. Take some time to plan how you want your painting to look. Here are a few sketches I made, just playing around to see what different shapes would look like. Step 2: Tape your paper down. Lay your paper on a stiff board of some kind and tape it down with masking tape. Step 3: Draw the center of your design. Locate the center of the paper and lightly draw the center of your design. Yes, you paint over the center drawing you made.

Watercolour Pencils Would ya look at that? I'm blogging at night. That's weird. Usually, I like to get-my-blog-on in the morning. Short-and-sweet-disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert, a teacher, or an art prodigy when it comes to any of these tiplets or media. So, in the true spirit of CREATING and letting go and being loose - leave your mark. Okay. Let's get a little wishy-washy. You need a few things to get started here. The Watercolour Pencils. Alright - rip a page out of your sketchbook (you don't have to!) Throw down some colours. Spray it. NOTE from COMMENTS: I just let it air dry. Look at how beautiful that is. This is a scan of the finished product. A couple of months back I put out an ALL-CALL for starfish... and I got about 35 starfish photos in less that 24 hours. Alright. Have a beautiful night.

Holiday Task | Bolton School (Girls' Division) Art Department Blog Can you transform a simple piece of paper into something amazing? The First Cut competition is open to children and young people from primary school to undergraduate level. Win the chance to have your artwork exhibited at Manchester Art Gallery! There are three age categories: 18 – Undergraduate Level. Bring your entries to the Art Department on or before the 26th October. In art ‘frottage’ is the art of taking a rubbing from a textured surface. Take a look at the Street Art page and when you are out and about over the summer see if you can find something to add to this page! Jane Hissey is a British illustrator best known for her series of children’s books ‘Old Bear and Friends’.

Watercolor Cards If you have been loving the watercolor and ombre trend recently, you are going to LOVE this amazing DIY Sarah is bringing us today! She is sharing a sweet way to ask your bridesmaids if they will stand by your side on your wedding day. This DIY is so adorable and super easy! It is even more awesome because this technique can be applied to so many elements in your wedding (hello, fabulous escort cards and favor tags!) It’s DIY time again, lovely readers! Materials Watercolor paper cut into 9″x6.25″ rectangles, folded into cards(size A6: 4.5″x6.25″), 1 per bridesmaidWatercolor paints (the cheap Crayola one will work just fine!) Helpful hints: Using a bone folder to fold the paper is very helpful, since watercolor paper tends to be thicker than printer or scrapbooking paper. Step 1: Cut all of the paper (watercolor and scrapbook) to the sizes indicated above. Step 2: After the design is fully traced onto the card, un-tape and place on your work surface. Share:

Students Get Into Their Monet Paintings! We are standing on the bridge of our own paintings! Claude Monet and the Impressionists are my very favorite and I really enjoy sharing that love with my students. This project is a special one. We end up having two works of art when we are finished! After learning a bit about Monet's life we use acrylic paint to create a painting inspired by one of his Japanese Bridge paintings. This took a couple class periods. This helped me remove the background using Keynote's Alpha tool. In one of my buildings, we wrapped up this fun project by creating a tissue paper water lilly to put up with our paintings. It put a smile on my face listening to the reaction of the other students as they came down the hall to lunch or to the Art Room. One 5th grader said, "Those are great - are we going to do them?"

Colouring-in (Coloring) Artwork Downloads - Alphabet You will find lots of uses for Debbie's new Alphabet designs; one letter per page. Use them to make up your own custom signs. Alphabet Packs Purchase complete sets of uppercase, lowercase or extra letters and save. Individual Uppercase Letters Select the individual letters you wish to purchase. Individual Lowercase Letters Extra Letters… for when you need more. Debbie did. Select the extra letters you wish to purchase. Go to top of page Continue on to Art Numbers » « Back to Gallery 3. Art Curriculum | Fairbanks North Star Borough School District The elementary art program is a unique and time-tested system of instruction and support that has evolved since the program was begun in 1981. At the heart of all the components is this document, the curriculum, which represents a comprehensive approach to art education and reflects the Alaska Content Standards in the Arts. This curriculum works because of the other aspects of the program, wherein teachers are trained, supported, and provided with teaching materials to assist them in providing a strong art education for their students. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Art Curriculum is comprised of: 1) Written Curriculum - This document outlines what teachers at each grade level should strive to teach their students. 2) Art Specialists and Classroom Inservices - The art specialists are certificated teachers who travel as a team around the district. 3) Art Kits - After a lesson is taught during an “Art Round” (30-45 classrooms), it is transformed into an art kit.

Mixed Media Techniques: How to Make a Card Set Art Journal Check out this review and giveaway of Margaret Peot’s Alternative Art Journals by Quinn McDonald, a writer and certified creativity coach. Here’s what she had to say about it: “The variety is big and interesting. The suggestions for alternatives are challenging so the book is suitable for beginners and advanced artists as well as those who like to flip through a book for ideas and head off on their own.” Here’s one of the techniques for mixed media journaling that Peot explores in Chapter Three: Card Set Art Journals You want to make art, but the days and weeks slip by, and other, “more important” things always seem to take precedence over your artistic journey. Tie Together in Various Ways Your cards can be unified in any number of ways: by theme, by palette, by repeated imagery. Pick up a copy of Alternative Art Journals for more mixed media techniques, tips and ideas for journaling creatively. You may also like these articles: