I've been putting together a few projects for St. Valentine's Day and this is one of them. A vintage looking photograph/ postcard idea. To make this postcard you need:
- watercolor or heavy paper
- white and black paper scraps
- black and white tempera paint
- pieces of corrugated cardboard
- red felt
- template (Paris Postcard)
- bubble wrap
- fine black sharpie
Mask off your paper to get a nice finished edge. Draw in a faint horizon line and paint the sky with a light grey.
Using a Kleenex light off some clouds while the paint is still wet.
Put in a few drops of color into your clouds for some contrast.
Using a darker grey shade paint in the ground and add a few shapes into the background, they look like blurry trees or buildings in the background.
You can add some texture using a piece of bubble wrap.
Now I'm planning to do this with Grade 2 so I needed an easy way to make an Eiffel Tower. This is where the cardboard comes in. You need a variety of sizes to construct your tower. There is black tempera in the plate and you will be using the side of the cardboard to make your print.
Taking a long piece curve it slightly so it flares out on the bottom and stamp in one side of your tower.
Do the same for the other side. You can always add some extra length to the bottom to make your tower bigger.
Now you need to add the 3 levels......