This is what I did:
|PREPARE SURFACE FOR PAINTING-PLASTIC GARBAGE BAG TAPED DOWN TO COUNTER|
|PICK A VARIETY OF SIZES OF FLAT LEAVES|
|HAVE GRANDSON GROUP THEM BY SIZE. WHEN COOPER IS WORKING ON THIS PROJECT, WE WILL DO SMALL, MEDIUM LARGE!! NO INBETWEENS!!!|
|AND PAINTS, AND I THINK NOT THE FABRIC PAINTS. BETTER DO WASHABLE NEXT TIME!!|
|WHEN COOPER AND I PAINT, WE POUR THE PAINT INTO A PAPER PLATE-AKA-ARTIST PALETTE!!|
|PAINT SURFACE-LIGHT TO DARK|
|I USED AN ADHESIVE SPRAY, OUT SIDE. 404 MAKES THE LEAVES ACT LIKE A STICKY NOTE. THEY HAVE TO SET FOR 5 MINUTES BEFORE USING. I WOULD DO THE SPRAYING OR HAVE COOPER WEAR A MASK.|
|PLACE LEAVES ON PAINTED SURFACE, PAINT WITH NEXT DARKER PAINT-ORANGE|
|ADD MORE LEAVES-PAINT WITH RED|
|MORE LEAVES-PAINT WITH PURPLE|
|ADD MORE LEAVES|
|PAINT THE DARKEST-BLACK-AND LET SET FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE REVEAL.|
So, for Cooper, I think doing just three layers would be enough. Using watercolors will be better for him. Not sure about the spray adhesive. I have another one that I can try to see if it releases from the paper better.Some of the leaves didn't want to depart from the paper.
All in all, fun project with a very cool look. I am happy with it.
My friend Dayle does Negative Painting which is amazing and beautiful. I wanted to come up with a way to do something similar with Cooper. I may try this technique with wool next!!! We will see :^)
What do you think???
Enjoy the earth and take care my friends!!! Martha