Try using white glue on black constuction paper and you get almost the same
project when you finish. the black shows through the glue as "black" when
dried and pasteled around."
Another idea is to do the glue lines on tagboard, then create relief prints by using brayers and block printing ink. When the printboards are dry, they can be enhanced with oil pastel. The color can be added between the glue lines, or even on top of some of them. I recently made glue prints like this with fifth graders; self portraits. They really turned out great. I used the same idea with first graders. They created fish shapes on tagboard, and traced over all the lines with glue. When dry, the shapes were cut out, then used to create prints. When dry, the fish printboards were enhanced with oil pastels on the front, acrylic paint on the back; and then all the fish were made into mobiles. (one mobile for each classroom). We hung these, against blue background paper, from the basketball hoops in the gym for our recent ocean-theme art show. They looked awesome. Of course, the prints themselves also looked great.
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