construction paper, various colors
lasagna type pan
odorless paint thinner
several colors of oil based printing inks (speedball in tubes
plastic spoon stirrers
lasagna pan with 2 inches of water.
out a small amount of ink in each cup. Mix with thinner to
the consistency of heavy cream.
a separate spoon for each cup, add a small amount of paint
of each color. The colors will float around on the surface
of the water. Use a separate spoon to stir the mixture slightly.
the piece of construction paper on top of water. Count to
5. Pick up.
paint thinner works well, because you do not have the strong
scent of turpentine. You can use any oil based paint. The
basic principle is that oil and water do not mix.
working with children, try to show the Weston Woods video
of Ezra Jack Keats in his studio before doing this. Look at
some of his books and his use of marbleized paper.