We created our pages using a resist process with water soluble pastels. I had my class apply color with wax pastels (I used Neocolor II) around the perimeter of the page covering as much of the white paper as possible. Once this layer of random color was applied, a layer of black was applied over the colors. This process is a lot like using scratch board. After the black crayon was applied, a design was scratched into the layer of black with a wooden skewer, revealing the color beneath.
I instructed my class to complete the center using techniques and media that appealed to them. I painted the center of page with a wash of black acrylic. After that dried, I painted the butterfly and highlighted it with a wash of yellow acrylic.
I hope you're having a peaceful, creative weekend, and let me wish all you dads out there a "Happy Father's Day".
CELEBRATE * LOVE * CREATE