Thursday, July 11, 2013
River Otter for CSA
To make the paper, I followed the instructions for shaving cream marbling with liquid watercolors that I found here: http://www.elementaryartfun.blogspot.com/2011/08/marbleized-peacock.html
The only difference was the adding/mixing of brown into the shaving cream BEFORE applying blobs of marbling colors--I thought it helped tone down the contrast and give more of a "river/pond" feel.
I used two pieces of watercolor paper and pulled three marbled prints off the same tray of shaving cream--first, I did the brown, to which I added a drop or two of turquoise paint, and then I did two half-pieces of paper with cool colors on the brown background. Then I tore the pages and collaged them together. I also have a worksheet on "how to draw an otter portrait" that I need to scan still. I am excited about my lesson!!