Tried something new. Took some packing paper, white acrylic, watercolor and markers. Didn't wait for any of it to dry properly so its a little funky. Tried to trace from a photo but the acrylic wouldn't take it so I had to draw it out. That will teach me to try to trace!
Exquisite corpse - As a child I had a book filled with all different types of cats. There were three flaps on each cat so you could mix and match the heads, tails and middles. I decided to make my own in a discarded book.
7 Day Journal Challenge Monday: Use digital trends as prompts for inspiration. For example today is Manicure Monday or Monday Blues. Using a discarded book, permanent markers and watercolors. For manicure Monday I made a grid and filled it in with nail polish.
7 Day Journal Challenge Tuesday: Using digital trends as prompts for inspiration. For example today is Transformation Tuesday.
7 Day Journal Challenge Wednesday: Using digital trends as prompts for inspiration. For example today is Wisdom Wednesday. Thumbprint ninja.
7 Day Journal Challenge Thursday: Using digital trends as prompts for inspiration. For example today is Throwback Thursday or Thankful Thursday.
7 Day Journal Challenge Friday: Using digital trends as prompts for inspiration. For example today is Friday Fun Day.
7 Day Journal Challenge Saturday: Using digital trends as prompts for inspiration. For example today is Saturday Shenanigans.
7 Day Journal Challenge Sunday: Using digital trends as prompts for inspiration. For example today is Selfie Sunday or Sunday Fun Day.
Watercolor techniques - exciting and magical! Students divide the paper into 12 rectangles labeled per technique. When complete they cut them up, mix them up into an abstract landscape and re-label. As they assemble the landscape they are making decisions about color placement, overlapping shapes and balancing it all out to name a few. It helps them to keep the techniques in mind for future projects while making a spectacular landscape.
The top photo is my abstract landscape. The three pages of techniques are courtesy of two wonderful aides that visit my room this year. Student landscapes and techniques are just as sweet. I just didn't catch them before the scissors did today.
Minecraft is popular with the younger population at my school. I recently developed some plans for pixelated paintings and I thought they might be useful for others. I used 12X12 stretched canvas as a starting point. Some of them divided into 2" squares making 6 squares across and down. Then some 1 1/2" grids making 8 squares across.
In Microsoft Word I made some one inch graph paper by inserting an 8 X 8 table and stretching the spaces to the inch marks on the rulers. Students can plan their painting by coloring in the blank grid.
In Adobe Photoshop I created 1" grids using the line tool while viewing the ruler. I made a template with 8 squares across and another with 6. Within this template I could use the paint bucket tool and the color selector to quickly fill in several examples.
Students can create their own Minecraft skins using an app called Skin Creator Pro (Seejaykay). The possibilities for paintings are endless. My daughter uses this app on her iPod but it is available on other devices as well.