- Crayola Washable Markers
- Crayola Painting Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
- Small Sponges - about 10 cm x 13 cm (4" x 5")
- Water Containers
- Paper Towels
- Laminated Leaves
- Masking Tape
- Laminate a variety of leaves.
- Trim the edges.
- Leave a small border around the edge so the laminate won't separate.
- Roll a small piece of masking tape into a loop with the sticky side facing out.
- Stick the tape loop to the back of a leaf.
- Stick the leaf to the paper.
- Draw some marker ink on the leaf.
- Make sure the colour is on the leaf, NOT the paper.
- Dip a small sponge into the water to get it wet.
- Squeeze out some of the water.
- Drag the damp sponge over the inked shape and onto the paper.
- Notice how the water makes the marker ink flow onto your paper.
- Gently remove the leaf.
- Repeat this process with a different leaf.
- Explore what happens when you use different colours and different amounts of water.
- Look at your prints.
- Notice how the amount of water you used changes the way the ink looks.
- What happens when you use lots of water?
- What happens when you use less water?
- How much water do you need to use to get the perfect print?
- What happens to the colours when they overlap?
- What happens to the shapes when they overlap?
- Use what you have learned to create a leaf design that includes:
- at least 3 different kinds of leaves;
- different warm or cool colours;
- overlapping shapes;
- a composition that moves the viewer's eye through the picture plane.