VOID - "completely empty. blank, bare, free, unfilled."
This is the word we learned today while painting. Spray painting, actually. I got this art activity idea from Martha Stewart, and we tweaked it a little. We talked about how when we paint, we usually paint a picture. But what would happen if we painted to create the absence of a picture? To explain this concept, we broke out the liquid water colors…in a brand new way.
What You Need:
- water color paper
- liquid water colors
- spray bottles (from the dollar store)
- rocks, sticks, leaves, pebbles, etc.
- a tray, paper bag, trash bag or drop cloth to keep your driveway from being painted
What To Do:
- Fill the spray bottles with a few squirts of liquid water colors then add water to dilute.
- Put the water color paper on the tray and place your nature items on the paper. Tilt the tray up a little so when you spray the paint, the spray bottle works and doesn't start to sputter.
- Spray the paint on the paper and nature materials, alternating colors.
- Once the paint has dried a little, remove the rocks, leaves, sticks, etc.
- Once materials have been removed, you will see the void left behind from where the paint was blocked from the paper!!
|This is how it started...|
|Busy spray painted the rocks|
|There is the void!|
|Then she tried it with a giant leaf.|
|She made sure to spray with the wind when the bottle needed|
a refreshed pump.
|There's the void again! This one is my favorite :)|
|And finally she made a collage of nature materials.|
|I love how she didn't try to fit the entire shape of each object|
on the paper.
This was such a success! We will definitely be doing this one again!!