Monday, September 12, 2011

Watercolor Silhouettes

To start, we washed watercolor paint over regular white paper. Each of the kids has their own cheapy set of watercolors, so we used those this time instead of the more expensive tube ones.
They covered the paper entirely with sunset colors.

Set wet paper aside or put on drying rack.

Now for the fun part. Draw simple shapes on black paper-- a tree, for instance, or a sailboat. Then cut it out. Draw whatever you want along the bottom on your page-- rolling hills, water, etc. Cut it out. When the paper is dry, glue your black silhouettes on.

Ta-Da! Masterpieces!

Have Fun!


Shirley said...

Thanks for the great idea! I'm going to borrow this :) Happy homeschooling!

S. Davis said...

Excellent - love those!!