As funny as it may seem, Halloween is just around the corner, so I have decided to revisit a favorite lesson, with a slight alteration. As previously posted, this project involves drawing a haunted house that would be impossible to built. However, the last time I posted about this project, we had used a watercolor wash to complete the backgrounds. This time my fourth graders used a tissue paper bleed technique.
Materials: tissue paper, white tag 12" X 18", pencil, handouts showing architecture and Halloween items, black permanent marker (both thick and thin)
First, collect some colored tissue paper. Beware- not all tissue will bleed. Be sure to test it before you cut it up and hand it out to the students. (I am speaking from experience here!)
Now, the students have to decide which things will be filled in black, creating a silhouette. Again, I have them begin with the largest pieces and work to the smallest. The design will work itself out this way- it will become obvious which things need to be colored and which will need to be left uncolored. Typically, we leave the windows uncolored so it looks like the lightning is coming through them.
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