I wanted to find another way to make a fun Tadeo Turtle. So I used tissue paper.
First I drew his picture.
Then I cut small pieces of tissue paper and glued then onto the turtle. Don’t worry about overlapping the edges as you will cut out the turtle later.
Continue to put lots of tissue on his body, even overlapping the colours. I used green for his head, limbs and tail.
Cut him out.
Now you could say you were done at this point. But I wanted to create a picture.
You could paint a scene and paste Tadeo into the scene. Any scene would be wonderful.
I painted a background on heavy paper.
First I wet the paper.
Then I applied lots of colour – any colours you feel like – I used green and yellow and later added reddish brown.
Then comes the fun part. Scrunch up the plastic wrap and place it all over the wet paint.
Immediately cover the whole picture with heavy objects (I used books which were the handiest.)
Wait until it dries.
Glue your Tadeo to the background.
I would love it if you would send your children’s projects to me, Janis.
I will post on Tadeo’s Facebook page and here on the blog.
Thanks so much. Have lots of fun. I did!!!
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What a delightful project Janis! Every time I see Tadeo the Turtle I fall more and more in love with him!
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Plastic wrap used like that is a new idea to me. It turned out cute. All the textures make that a fun sensory craft; I’ll have to try it. Thanks for sharing!
I found the idea for plastic wrap last year when painting Tadeo. It was a great way to make an authentic background.
Hey, that’s actually really good. It turned out really nice.
What BEAUTIFUL artwork! Thanks for sharing!
It is so easy – I hope many children try this out and send me their pictures.
What a fun project!! Love the depth of that background!! The turtle turned out so well!!
Thanks for sharing your process!!
Thanks so much. Kids can have so much fun with this. I hope I get some pictures of their Tadeos.
I think this post was fabulous, Jan!
Loved seeing the process. You’ve sparked a great idea in me.
Blessings galore. 🙂
Thanks so much Tracy. I haven’t done this before but I have a teacher’s background. I needed to think through the process, take the pictures and then figure out how to post it. Love to hear your ideas.
That has come together so beautifully and what fun project all round for adult or children… looks like you enjoyed it…xx
I never have taken pictures while I work. I did enjoy it and plan on doing more.
My kids would love this! What kind of paint did you use?
–Gena at ichoosejoy.org
Just use watercolour. Wet the watercolour paper; then make up some watercolour paints – yellow, red, greens.. And drop onto the paper in different spots … enough to cover the background. It can go over where the turtle will be placed.
I tried using Acrylic paint but really didn’t like it at all. It doesn’t work nearly as well as watercolours. If you look at the front of Tadeo – the same method is used for the background.
When your scrunch up the plastic wrap you have to work quickly so the paint doesn’t dry and don’t touch it until it is fully dried. (under the weighted books).