Monday, December 12, 2016

Make it: Patterned Salamander Wax Resist. Key concepts: Pattern, texture, symmetry. Materials: roughly 8x10 sheet of heavy paper (watercolor or other), watercolors, oil pastels or crayons, table salt. 1. Look at images of salamanders and chameleons for color and pattern inspiration. Better yet, catch a lizard in your backyard! 2. Fold paper in half lengthwise and draw one side of a salamander along the fold. Cut out, to make one complete salamander when unfolded. 3. Using pastels or crayons, create different patterns along the body. 4. Watercolor different colors on top and watch the wax of the pattern resist the water! 5. Sprinkle salt on top of the watercolor and let dry. Shake it off and notice the beautiful visual texture it created!

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