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Monday, April 19, 2021

Colourful Portraits with Bleeding Tissue

My Grade 4 - 6 class recently finished these colourful portraits using Sharpies and bleeding tissue paper.
I was inspired by THIS project the the Teach Kids Art website. She saw it originally on the Art Projects for Kids website but I couldn't find the link.

I taught students basic face proportions and they drew a face on heavy white paper.
They then traced over their lines with a permanent black marker.  

I precut some various colours of bleeding tissue paper and put them in a box. 
I use PACON brand- it's the best and most reliable by far. Students choose two or three colours and cut them into squares.

Then they paint water on their drawing, then put down a square of tissue then a bit more water. 

Towards the end they can peel them all off to reveal the colour transfer. 

Let these dry overnight!


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