One of the art projects we did this summer is create our own artwork for the new house. We decided to experiment with tissue paper we had from paper wrapping and I got 4 24x24'' canvas from Michael's.
I love how easy it is and the beautiful results you get. It's great for kids because they see immediate results and experiment with layering and the different color compositions. Their creativity flows easily.
We decided to go for abstract landscapes, Lucas and I worked on the sea/water landscape, Colin and I did an abstract sunset and the three of us worked on a collaborative piece that was intended to be a mountain landscape. Now they will work on the fourth piece with their parents and these will be hanged on the TV room.
I also decided to create 6 small canvases using the same technique to go on one of my room walls. You can see how it turned out here.
What you'll need:
Step by step:
1. Mix a little bit of glue on a bowl with water
2. Get your brush wet with the mix
3. Tear some tissue paper and lay it out on the canvas
4. Apply the mix on top of the tissue paper and start layering different pieces of tissue paper creating a collage
5. Let it dry and apply some paint for more texture (optional)
6. When it's done let it dry for 2-3 hours
7. Apply Mod Podge and cover the entire canvas. This will protect the artwork and give it a more finished look.
8. Let it dry for another 24 hours and it will be ready to hang.