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Paint Resist Skyline with School Paints

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Paint Resist Skyline with School Paints  by Sarah Bastida from the book "Ideas for Art - Paint" more info >> A skyline is very effective as a silhouette. The children could draw a skyline from the  neighbourhood or make one up. As a class project prepare a piece of paper for each  student that has lines on each edge where they should start their skyline. Then when all the  pictures are finished they can be joined up to make a continuous picture - very effective. You will need: Acrylic Paint (black) or indian ink Watery paint (tempera or arcylic watered down) or a dye. Paint with acrylic paint Apply the wash  If it is watered down enough, paint can be used in the  place of dyes when a transparent effect is needed. The  watery paint can be used over any picture made with a  waterproof medium, such as acrylic paints, inks or even  crayons. The effect is also different from that given by  dyes, it has more texture to it.  Paint a picture with acry

How to use Block Printing Inks

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How to use Block Printing Inks. Block Printing Inks Blocking Printing with printing inks is a great and fun art project for the school classroom. There are a lot of great brands of printing inks you can use and you will find them from your local school art supplier. Everyday objects like caps, buttons and string can be used to make graphic, beautiful block printed images or you can use lino or wood to carve out your own artwork like in the video below. Below is a really great video from Speedball a brand from USA but you can do this type of block printing with other brands too.  For the best results use a “proper printing ink” and don’t use an acrylic paint with a printing medium mixed.    

Easy DIY Freddy Krueger Halloween Costume

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Easy DIY Freddy Krueger  Halloween Costume: with School Paints. Easy DIY  Freddy Krueger Halloween costume. by "FAS Face Paint" and "Fastex Textile Ink" Good quality NON-TOXIC colours from NEW ZEALAND. Video by Nandee Stationery - Bangkok DIY Halloween: It is that time of year again...  Here is a simple way to make a "Freddy Kruegar" Halloween outfit yourself. You will need: Face Paint Masking Tape Fabric Ink (Paint) Red long sleeve tee shirt. Watch this video to see how it's done... Video by Nandee Stationery Bangkok Share and enjoy. www.FASpaints.com  

Scratch Art works with school paints

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Scratch Paintings lesson with school paints:  Kids love this art lesson.   It's kind of like magic reveal art for children that is suitable all ages to have a go at it.  It is simple colourful and fun. This is a very effective and easy activity. LEVEL: Pre-school and Primary. You will need: Black Tempera Poster Paint or Indian Ink works well. White drawing paper. Oil pastel crayons or wax crayons Brushes Toothpicks or Popsicle sticks Coloured construction paper Let’s get started: Step 1: Use the crayons or pastels to create shapes and patterns on the paper, making sure to press hard to fill the entire sheet of paper with bright colours.   Step 2.  Paint heavily over the whole paper using black tempera paint or Indian Ink.   Allow to dry.   Or a paint free option that is quicker but not as effective is to cover the colours with a thick black layer of wax crayon. Step 3.  Plan out a picture or design and using the Popsicle stick or toothpicks, scrat

Paper Mache Sheep Pot Plant holder with School Paints

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Paper Mache Sheep Pot Plant holder Made by Mercy Centre Orphanage Bangkok:   www.mercycentre.org Mercy Centre orphanage in Bangkok gets $3000 of Super Tempera paint donated and shipped to them free. See what they made… And learn how to make it. Learn how to make amazing fun and colourful pot plant animals.  Turning an old ordinary pot plant holder into a decorative paper mache animal  plant   holder. Lots of fun! A great colouful project from Prawina at the  Mercy Centre in Bangkok Thailand . You will need: Making Paper Mache: Making the Paper Mache Shape. Materials: ·          Vegetable pot for being the structure ·          Newspapers or paper for recycling ·          Masking tape ·          Tissue paper ·          Water ·          White glue or a school paste. ·          Paint brush ·          School Tempera Poster Paints ·          lacquer spray can Painting the Sheep Let’s get started: How to do the paper ma

Paint with PVA Glue and School Paints

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Painting with PVA Glue and School Paints: There are a lot of ways you can use glue to create fun colourful effects with paint. One of my favourites is to create glue resist paintings. Another great and fun idea is to get the children to paint a secret message on the paper, once dried mix up all the classes’ paintings so each child ends up with a secret mystery painting to discover with the painted sponge. Loads of fun! Painting with PVA Glue LEVEL: Pre-school and Primary. You will need: A bright coloured tempera poster paint  PVA Glue – in squeeze bottles is helpful Paper – Bright coloured paper is a great idea. Pencil Sponge or an old dish cloth. Simple designs seem to work best Let’s get started: Draw a design onto your paper lightly with a pencil and then go over it with PVA glue.  Or simply draw a design directly onto paper with using the glue. Using a small squeeze bottle is ideal for small hands but you could use a thin brush to paint your design if

Animal finger and thumb printing

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Finger animals, flowers and bees. This is how you do it.  So Easy... Finger Print Chickens Finger Paint animal fun. Get the children using their hands with this fun thumb and finger print activity. The children will love getting their hands messy to create colourful fun animals and later they can then add details to give them life. In this activity the children will be using skills such as painting, drawing and writing. These are great to make fun Easter cards and they are personal to each child with their own unique thumbprint being using to create colourful artwork. LEVEL : Pre-school and Primary. You will need: Tempera Poster Paint – Yellow, Red and Black.  Any colours.. Paper Marker Pen Paper Towels – for wiping hands. Let’s get started: 1. Provide the children with the materials and explain that they are going to be making some paintings using their thumbs and fingers. 2. Paint a colour on to the fingers on one hand. One

Artists Mixing Colours by Ron Gribble

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Mixing Colours: by Ron Gribble Follow us on Pinterest , Facebook , Twitter , Goggle Plus and Flipboard .   It has been my experience that the hardest problem that all artists face is mixing their paints to make the colours that they are wanting. About 80% of my painting time is spent mixing colours. If I could teach that one thing with a magic ‘bullet’ I would patent the idea, and go on a world speaking tour. It does not matter if your medium of choice is Oils, Water colours, Acrylics, Pastels, or whatever else that I have forgotten to mention, the problems and mistakes are all the same. There are however some very pointed tips that will help you to focus your attention on each of the problems. If you already have the talent, and the desire to put in the hard work, I can shorten the learning curve for you. I will post my detailed answer to each of the headings below. I invite you to consider the following; Know your colours on your pallet. Three or four mixed toget

Mixing Colours and Keeping your Work Space Clean

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Keep your Work Space Clean. by Ron Gribble    Follow us on Pinterest , Facebook , Twitter , Goggle Plus and Flipboard .      Not only clean, but organised also. If you cannot control the colour while it is on your pallet, how can you hope to control it on your painting??  If you are not organised you will get frustrated, and rush it. Near enough is not good enough, and never will be. Below is my studio pallet set up on glass. There are some points below that will help you to achieve nice clean colours;  A simple idea but it works so well. Never mix colours with a brush. There is no quicker way to lose control of a colour. Note the Pallet Trowel that I use above. This does not have your knuckles receiving as much paint as the brush does. Clean your pallet off regularly, you cannot be too fussy. When you switch to light colours, clean it off again. If you are painting outside ( Pleine Aire ) then you should be making sure that the wind does not destroy your ability to

Painting with Indian Ink

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Painting with Indian Ink: Try Painting with Indian Ink - Artworks by Jade Sintes Indian ink is often under appreciated as a medium for painting.  But the results can be stunning with bold dark black brushstrokes that can be varied from thick to thin in the very same brush movement. What is Indian Ink? Indian ink is a black ink once widely used for writing and printing and now more commonly used for drawing, especially when inking comic characters and comic strips. It is thin like water yet bold and dark in colour. This can be diluted with water to make shades of grey. Brushes or Dip Pens? When it comes to painting with Indian ink the dip pen will offer the artist finer details and a lot of the techniques that are used with pencils, like shading and hatching. The pen is easier to use and can be a quicker way to get your ideas on paper quickly.  However, for bold and expressive artworks, the brush is the tool that will give you that full bodied brushstrokes that you jus

Atmosphere. How Does This Effect My Colours?

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Atmosphere. How Does This Effect My Colours? by Artist Ron Gribble Follow us on Pinterest , Facebook , Twitter , Goggle Plus and Flipboard .   The answer is everywhere. If you are painting a still life, in the corner of a shed somewhere, it is going to be less, because there is less distance in your painting. But the more distance you put into your painting, the more that atmosphere is going to be a factor. What do I mean by atmosphere? The way that light and thus colour is changed by the water particles, or lack of water particles that exists in the atmosphere of the day. The time of day, the heat of the day, the time of year, the place on Earth where you are painting, there are so many factors, that will all combine to make each day what it is. This atmospheric colour will be the dark colours that are visible in your scene, from the front right through to the back.  How Does This Effect My Colours The atmospheric colour will be lighter in the back, as the distant colour

School Paints Colour Mixing Guide

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Colour Mixing Guide: Free PDF Paint Colour Mixing Guide download.   We have made a printable A4 size PDF of this Colour Mixing Guide [ Click Here ] One of the most exciting things about kid’s paints is learning how to mix colours to make new colours.   You can use the primary colours (red, blue, and yellow) plus black and white to get all of the colours of the rainbow. Kid's love mixing colour to make new colours. This colour mixing chart shows how the 3 primary colours can be mixed with each other to become secondary colours. How these secondary can become intermediate colours.   Download the PDF of the Colour Mixing Guide to have as a reference in the classroom. You might also find these links helpful   Colours & the colour wheel explained   and Basic Primary Colour Combinations .   The 3 Primary Colours are:  Secondary Colours: If you mix one primary colour with another one you get what is known as the secondary colours. Intermediate Colours: