Art Journaling 121

This is a quick bonus project I used in my last rainy-day Art Journal Class. I’m always on the lookout for ways to layer art, and these tissue paper rain drops worked really well.
1. As an intro, I asked all the students to make a border around a new page. Could be straight, scallop, zig-zag, anything to add a little more interest. After the pencil lines were done, they were traced with a thin black marker.
2. I asked the students to write a quick paragraph about rain, whether they liked it or not, and what memories it might bring. A title was added to the top, something large and decorative. Young students could just right the word rain on their page in big fancy letters.
3. I had cut out a lot of tissue rain drops beforehand as the paper can be a challenge for young ones (you have to cut lots of layers at a time). These were passed out to each student. I foresaw problems with kinders overusing the rubber cement, so I walked around and brushed spots of glue on the pages where they pointed to. The tissue drops were placed on top, where they laid nice and flat.
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