Someone on the list (sorry, not sure who, but Thank You!!) posted this idea
last year. Use a dark blue crayon on dark blue paper to draw a picture, we
did candles, angels, snow scenes, trees, etc., press very hard. Next, paint
over the drawing with watered down white tempera paint, it should be
transparent. The blue crayon resists the paint and stands out against the
cloudy, atmospheric background. We highlighted selected areas with glitter
(gold for a candle frame or halo, silver for angel's wings or snowflakes,
multicolored for sparkling lights on a tree, etc.) The cards were
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jenna Freck" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 2:14 PM
Subject: Greeting card "workshop"
> Hi everyone,
> I'm preparing to do an activity with a kindergarten class (20 kids) and a
> fourth grade class (32 kids), first talking about greeting cards as an art
> form and having the kids make their own in class. Does anyone have any
> suggestions or ideas on a process, (I'm thinking of doing the shaving
> marbling as one) that is interesting and age appropriate, or has worked
> you in the past? We'll be focusing on the various holiday themes. Thanks
> for all of your help!!
> Jenna in Alameda
> P.s. Thanks so much for all of the input about the Crayola wet-set clay!!
> The pinch pots turned out great, it was a good project for that medium,
> a great way to use up the rest of my supply...on to better clays now!