Friday, January 27, 2012

More Print Making and Colour Mixing

Similar to yesterday's paper towel prints, we invited children to explore print making and colour mixing today using bubble wrap and a new colour.

After some experimentation yesterday we realized that the prints did not work as well when the paint was thickly applied to the paper. Instead of brushes we decided to use rollers so that the paint was evenly applied.

The children were encouraged to cover their entire papers with green, white, and black paint.

Once the children were happy with their paint coverage, they gently pressed the bubble side of the wrap against the paper. Then they lifted the wrap and reapplied it to the paper in a different position. The plastic wrap helped retain some of the original paint, and when pressed against the paper again created new colours and interesting designs.

The result?  More stunning, original artwork!

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