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Creative Saturdays – Mixed Media Tadeo Turtle
This week we moved to our winter residence in Arizona. I found a few minutes to have fun – real fun. I found some scrapbooking papers that I had picked up at a garage sale and wondered what I could do with them.
This is what turned out.
- papers – all sorts
- watercolour paper
- paints and brushes
- podge or white glue
Decide on your animals, fish or plants. Cut out from the papers. I decided on Tadeo and made three of them.
Put your pieces together to make your figures.
On the watercolour paper apply water using a brush or spray bottle. Drop colours onto the wet paper. Sprinkle salt.
Decide on your pattern for the figures. I tried several placements before I was happy with the result.
Now paste the figures onto the dried watercolour paper. Then paste over again all over the picture. This was fun.
Wait until completely dry. I added more watercolour on top of the pasted paper. This turned out to be interesting as the colours were different and I saw shapes appear.
I added the eyes and toes with black marker. Additional details could be added to the picture as well.
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