Monday, November 4, 2013
Poppy Art for Remembrance Day
It's been a very busy 6 weeks, 2 "artist in residencies" down, just started my third as well as presenting at the Early Childhood Conference on Friday. I think I need 36 hr days!
I never get tired of creating Poppies for Remembrance Day.
I love how coffee filters make amazing petals.
The speckled background is quite nice as well.
- coffee filters
- disk tempera paint (red, white, black)
- white card stock
- black coloured paper
- white crayon
- black ink or black paint
- black beads
Flatten out your filters. You want to paint them red but you want some variation in the reds. I add some orange red, purple red, burgundy, and pure bright red.
While the filters are drying you can work on the background.
This is a piece of white card stock that is painted with grey (a touch of black tempera into the white).
We want variation again, so we have patches of dark grey mixed with lighter grey.
I wanted some splatter/speckle in the background so I spray some diluted black ink on the paper.
When my filters are dry I add some black ink to the center. I fold up the filter and then using an eye dropper add the ink.
If you don't have ink you can use watery black paint.
With the black paper I cut out a stem and a leaf and glue them to the background.
Using a white crayon I added some detail to the leaf.
To cut the petals I fold up the filter again and then cut the shape. Round the corners to make it look less like a filter and more like a petal.
Glue the petals into place.
Glue some beads into the centre.