Well this is the Remembrance Day project I have come up with for this year "Mixed Media Poppies".
Tape off your watercolor or white sketch paper for that nice finished edge and then paint in your background color with disc tempera.
While the paint is still wet cover with a layer of plastic wrap and smoosh it slightly. Leave in place until dry.
While your background is drying work on your poppy papers. You want a few types. In this one I'm using thicker liquid tempera and patting it in with the brush leaving some nice textured brush marks.
For this one I'm using the liquid tempera like glue and squishing some red tissue paper into the wet paint. Cover with a top coat of paint as well. It is similar to the technique I used in this post.
In this one I'm covering the paper with paint and then placing bubble wrap on top while wet. Leave on til dry.
In this one I painted the paper a background red, left it to dry and then came in with a different color red and stamped in circles using a small plastic cup.
Make some green painted and textured paper at the same time.
You could also weave some poppies using the technique described in my "woven eye" post.
When your poppy papers and background is dry start putting your picture together.
Cut out some stems from the green paper. Don't forget to add a pod or two.
Cut a large circle from some of the poppy paper. Don't worry about it being perfect...in fact for this project they look better if they are a bit off.
Add a second smaller circle and then use a black button for the center. Glue into place.
Add some detailing with sharpie and crayon to add that extra bit of emphasis.
I also made little lines to represent the fuzziness on the stem and pod.
That's it. We'll see you next time.
Here are the Poppies Grade 2 completed.
Great work students!