Friday, April 12, 2013

Oil pastel transfer

This is actually something the second grade classes are doing, but 1J got to try it as a little bonus-

papers were folded in half, then opened and only half
of the paper colored with oil pastel....

then closed back up and a picture drawn on the outside,
pressing a little harder than usual with the pencil...
(next time I might actually have them use a ball-point pen -
no worry about lead breaking, and it would emphasize the fact
that there is really no erasing here - once you make a mark,
it stays....)

these look SO COOL!
you can color in areas more subtly by burnishing areas of the pencil
drawing with an eraser, the back of a spoon, or another
smooth object....  but, I didn't take a picture of that....