I had to take advantage of the amazing gourds that I bought and let the 4th graders create a fall still-life painting. And they needed the watercolor experience.
We looked at a Henri Matisse painting for a bold background pattern....and I really like how these are turning out! They outlined with oil pastels first, then painted with watercolors.
Here's the reverse batik process....
|Buy Clorox Bleach Pens...not the Dollar Tree version of a bleach pen...fyi|
|Here they are 'bleaching'....I'd say no more then 30 minutes!|
|Just rinse well and you have amzing reverse batik! Aren't these GORGEOUS?|
I'm sewing all these into a pillow...I'll post pictures later of all the auction projects.
When buying fabric for this, make sure it says "Do not bleach" on the bundle thingy...can't think of the word to save my life right...not a spool....not even sure how to google this one...