Welcome back to school everyone!
I have been seeing a lot of these flower letters lately but wasn't sure how successful it would be as a school project.
MATERIALS & SUPPLIES REQUIRED:
- good painting paper, more about this in a minute
- disk tempera paint
- smallish paint brushes
- letters cut out with a cricut, Ellison machine, or just old fashioned template
The paper I am using is this white construction paper by SunWorks. I really like it. The white is not actually construction paper but more like a good quality sketch paper with a bit of texture. It works well as a student painting paper..... you will still have some buckling but it is much better than just regular paper. It's cheap too :)
By all means you can use watercolour paper (wc) if you have it but it's pricey and out of most schools budgets these days.
First the HARD way, I traced out a letter on the paper in pencil.
Then using disk tempera and a small brush I began adding leaves and flowers. You need to maintain the edges of the letter so you need to be very careful while painting.
You also need way more flowers and leaves then you might think to get a good impression of the letter.
I don't know about you but I was thinking there has got to be an easier way for students.
So now the EASY way:
I still traced out a letter....
But this time I didn't really worry about maintaining the edges of my letter I just started painting.
I did this one with just leaves but again I am not worried about my edges.
I then take my letter tracer and trace and cut a letter out of poster board or painting paper. (You can also use your cricut or Ellison machine)
I then glue it into place on my painting.
I get the same effect but much easier.
Here is a side by side for you to compare.
Now you don't just have to do flowers. I did the all leaf one, a cactus one, and a sunflower one.
Hope that gives you some inspiration and I will see you next time.