|I showed students how to paint over dried paint, and then scrape a design with the handle of the paintbrush. |
The color underneath is revealed in the design.
Next, students made flowers or trees. They created layered circles with one of their sheets of painted paper. The other sheet of paper served as a background. We talked about using an odd number of flowers, as it's more pleasing to the eye. I also asked students to make some flowers large, some small. Some short, some tall. Some can even overlap. Then, students had the option to add leaves, thorns, or grass. This project took four class periods and was a challenge to keep all the papers organized, but it was worth it. Every student made a beautiful picture that is worth framing!