Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As raindrops on the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.
Deut. 32:2

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Paper Marbling

One of Sammy's ancient cultures lessons included marbling paper as an art lesson.  It was very easy.

You add water to a flat container. Then you place a dot of paper on top and squeeze drops of ink paint on the dot. The paint will slowly spread across the surface of the water. When you have added the colors you want, you gently place your sheet of paper on top, wait a few seconds and then lift it up. the designs are one of a kind and not exactly repeatable.

It was actually very fun to do because every design is so different. It was fun to mix the paint colors and see what develops. That is ONE of the joys of home educating....all the fun YOU get to have as a parent.

Marbled papers can be used for all sorts of crafts and projects. The middles cut small sized pieces of paper to use as Artist Trading Cards. (they are about the size of a standard trading card, cut from various art papers) You could use the marbled papers as stationary, journal or book covers. Even background & decorative papers for scrapbooking! So many possibilities.

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