A "BLOTTO" FUN
Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt®]
The most fun you can have creatively, is when you make something by accident. This lesson will help you do just that ... make a happy accident. There is nothing specific about blottos. No right way they should turn out. A blotto is kind of like a snowflake --- no two will ever be the same.
Complementary colours are colours that that are opposite one another on the colour wheel – for example: red and green, yellow and violet, blue and orange.
What You Need:
- Paper (whatever kind you have on hand will do, although the thicker the better).
- Water-based paint (watercolor, tempera, poster paint).
What You Do:
- Cut a number of paper squares and rectangles of various sizes. 5" by 5", 7" x 8", 3" by 2" etc.
- Crease each paper square in the middle so that later you can fold them easily.
- Sprinkle a few drops of paint onto one side of the crease.
- Fold the paper on the creased line with the paint inside.
- Press down with your hand.
- When the paper is opened, strange and interesting shapes will appear.
- Work with the blottos and arrange them into a larger picture, allowing whatever comes into your mind to take over.
- Glue the blottos down onto a larger paper if you wish to create a big blotto work of art!
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