Creative Saturdays – Toothbrush Tadeo Turtle
Today I would like to show you how to make a painting using a toothbrush. Another term for this is spatter painting.
2. Paint – tempera or watercolour
6. Cardboard or stock paper
Draw your object – I chose a turtle.
Cut out the object and place it on a piece of paper.
Mix up your paint. Stick with the three primary colours: blue, yellow and red.
Tape the object to the paper.
Using a toothbrush spray the paint onto the paper.
Move the paint around. Twist the paper in all directions – any wet paint will run to make interesting patterns.
When you are finished take off the stencil. At this point you can leave the stencil as is or you can paint it. I chose to paint it.
As you can see I did not have the stencil firmly in place. If you want crisp lines ensure that the stencil is tacked down better than I did.
The finished product.
For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.
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