Friday, May 22, 2009

Crafty Friday: Rorschach Paintings

The problem with Rorschach paintings is that they're so simple and fun to make, it's hard to know when to stop. They also provide a great opportunity to teach a little lesson on color theory.
Here's what you need:

-Paint -- we used tube acrylics (pictured), as well as craft acrylics.
-Paper -- just plain old construction paper will do, but if you prefer a heavier weight, watercolor paper or card stock works quite nicely.

Step 1. Fold the paper in half horizontally,

or vertically.

Step 2. Unfold the paper and begin dotting it with blobs, squiggles, and lines of paint.

Be careful not to get too much paint on the paper, though, or you will end up with a crafty mess. We had a couple of incidents this morning involving a tube of blue acrylic that resulted in a lot of wasted paint, trashed paintings, and burnt toast. (I was trying to didn't work.)

Step 3. After you finish dotting your paper with paint, fold the paper back over and pat it down with your hands.

Step 4. Unfold the paper to reveal your beautiful creation.

Step 5. Once you've finished creating a variety of Rorschach paintings, line them up on the table and determine what each picture looks like.

Happy crafting!
Nessa Dee

1 comment:

Abby said...

heart. alien frog. butterfly. cotton candy. owl. 2 teddy bears. 2 pengins. sad clown face. 2 kidneys. 2 dancing elephants. another heart. What does that say about me?