Watercolor Collage

watercolor collageI love what torn edges do for a project, even though most students seem resistant to it. I think it maybe just takes time to trust that “happy accidents” sometimes happen with this process.
1. Give each student two sheets (I used 9″ x 12″) of watercolor paper and watercolors. One sheet is to be filled with one color, leaving a border around the edge (I used blue). The other sheet is painted with lots of large patterns and colors of paint. Let dry.
2. Have the students take their patterned painting and tear it into different size pieces of squares and rectangles and strips. Arrange them on the solid paper in a pleasing way and glue them in place with white glue.
3. Cut pieces of yarn and arrange on top of the artwork. I made a sun and rays and a few more lines. Glue in place and let dry.

2 Responses

  1. Kathy Barbro

    Hi Kelly,
    I’m lucky in that I have access to a good color printer and my graphics background helps me make my own nice-looking handouts. But if I had more money, I’d buy posters from allposters.com as they seem to have the best selection.

  2. Kelly Scott

    Love your site! I see that you often base your art lessons on a specific artwork or artist. Do you show prints of the work? or do you use the internet/ LCD projector? If you use prints. Where do you order them for the best selection/prices.

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