Monday, April 9, 2018

Paper Plate Tree Weavings, Reprised

I liked the Paper Plate Tree Weavings we did for Philosophy so much I wanted to offer them as an activity for our Handwork Hangout time on Sunday. Of course, if we are doing a project from 1:30 - 4 pm, the timeframe has to be sped up quite a bit.

So Sunday morning I did some sample white Chinet paper plates, using a variety of different art materials that don't take as long to dry as paint does.

Zac did his own while I was doing mine!

Thanks for the help, sweet pea!  

Here are the materials and the results.  Click on any photo to enlarge it.

Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils

Iron Orchid Designs water-soluble oil pastels

Faber-Castell chalk pastels

Stabilo 3-in-1 chunky wooden watercolor pencils

Faber-Castell gelatos

the thick and creamy water-soluble oil pastels need more water than the different pencils but were best for blending a variety of colors and provided the best coverage for the Chinet logo

this gave a nice dusty hot look to the Summer scene which doesn't really show up in the photo

results:  Stabilo chunky 3-in-1 wooden watercolor pencils
these also work as window crayons!

results: Iron Orchid Designs water-soluble oil pastels

results:  Stockmar block and stick beeswax crayons
I thought at first that this would look awful but it gives a nice windswept look for Autumn... reminds me of Say It! by Charlotte Zolotow

All of these art materials will dry in time for a student to immediately begin to choose yarn colors, warp, and weave. I do think that the paint worked best for Winter, though. Nothing else could give the look of layers of snow.

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