I found some thin washi tape at Michaels a while back and absolutely love it- it has so many uses within the art room. I developed this painted heart lesson using this tape.
So Grade 8 student created a symmetrical heart on folded paper and used this as a template to trace onto cardstock. Then they could either leave the paper white and put the tape on in geometric lines or paint it a colour first such as gold.
Once the tape was put down students used tempera paint in whatever colour(s) they wanted. Many chose to do an ombre or gradation using tints of a colour. Once this dries, peel off the tape (satisfying!!) and cut out the heart.
Some Grade 8 examples:
|this student added a dandelion onto the background which is gorgeous.|
|this student created a galaxy|