Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Paper batik autumn leaves



You need:
  1. white drawing sheet A4 size

  2. oil pastels

  3. brown tempera

  4. liquid soap

  5. brushes

Step 1

Ask students to bring autumn leaves. Outline some of them on the white sheet and draw veins in them. Colour the leaves and background with oilpastels, press heavily.





Step 2.

Wrinkle the sheet into a ball; make sure the picture is on the inside.





Step 3.
Smooth the paper out.


Step 4.
Use brown tempera with a tiny bit of liquid handsoap, and paint over the entire paper.


Step 5.
Then rinse the paper under cool water. The paint sticks in the little crinkle wrinkles giving it that batik look.


Leave the work to dry and press it flat between two books. Paste or staple it on a coloured background.