The 7th and 8th graders finished their watercolor illustrations of “mad lib” surrealist sentences. Each student wrote mixed-up, crazy sentences by pulling nouns, adjectives, and verbs out of a hat. Their challenge included illustrating that sentence as well as painting. The students learned a few different watercolor tricks and techniques, including watercolor wash, paper towel lifting off, wet on wet; but the big hits were the salt trick and the rubbing alcohol trick. While the paint is wet, salt is sprinkled on or rubbing alcohol is dripped on. Both react to the pigment in fun and unusual ways!
Watercolor Illustrations January 31, 2011