Thursday, April 28, 2011

Printed birds



You need:


  1. white drawing sheet A4 size

  2. two potatoes, middle and small size

  3. knife

  4. sauzer

  5. tempera paint

  6. piece of corrugated box cardboard  

  7. paper towel

  8. fine black marker

  9. brush

  10. watercolour paint


In 'The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas' I found this great lesson.


Place a paper towel on a saucer and spray a stripe of brown paint on it. Use the side of a piece of corrugated cardboard of about 7 cm to stamp branches.


Cut the medium potato in half and cut this half again. Stamp the bodies of the birds using red tempera.

Cut the half potato in two pieces. Use the quarter to stamp the tails.

Cut the small potato in half and stamp the faces of the birds.

Clean this half potato with a tissue and cut it in two. Stamp the wings.

Paint beaks, eyes and legs. Leave the work to dry. Paint the background with watercolour paint. Outline the birds with a fine black marker.

To make spring art work, you can add leaves by stamping them, cutting them out of green paper, using real dried leaves or .....use Paint shop pro, like I did!