Sunday, October 23, 2016
Folk Art Witch
This is a Halloween version of my Folk Art Angel.
- heavy paper for background, I used watercolour paper
- masking tape
- disk tempera paint
- white acrylic or liquid tempera paint
- paper for painting, I used an old book page
- raffia for brown
- strip of brown paper
- oil pastels
I taped my background paper to my art board. Using disk tempera paint I painted a night sky using blue and black.
When background is dry take white acrylic or liquid tempera and mix in a little water.
Using an old stiff brush dip in paint and then flick finger over the bristles to create star splatter.
At school I like to do this in a box to cut down on the mess.
Paint some paper with purple and orange tempera. We will use these papers to create the witch body and head.
I decided I wanted a pattern on the dress so using some purple acrylic, the end of a pencil and the cap from a spray bottle I stamped on the pattern.
To make the paper for the hat and the legs I first used oil pastel. White stars for the hat and black lines for the legs.
I then painted over them with disk tempera.
The arm is a skinny rectangle with a corner cut off. The head is a pumpkin shape.
The legs are just 2 strips. I also cut out a witch hat. With the scraps of orange paper I cut 2 feet and a hand.
The broom is made from a strip of brown paper for the handle. I wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of some raffia. I fold it and then twist the pipe cleaner around the top.
Glue into place.
Finally with some pencil crayons and sharpie I add the details to the face.
I added a strip to the hat and a star sticker.
That's it, my Folk Art witch.