Introduction: TEMPERA PAINT

Using Tempera Paint and drawing supplies I create artwork that I refer to as Hidden Images.

Step 1: The Steps Are Easy

Begin by folding a sheet of paper in half. I used 9"X12" arches paper. Open the paper and lay it flat.

Drip several smallish drops of tempera down the fold of the paper and re-fold. Use maybe 3 or 4 colors, too many colors tend to get muddy.

Re-fold the paper and gently press the paint out towards the edges of the page.

Unfold again and let the paint dry.

Step 2: Finding Your Images

Look into the mixed paint and try to detect an image that you can enhance.

I use an assortment of drawing and mark making tools for example, colored pencils, markers, watercolors, and/or cray-pas.

This is a wonderful project that I enjoy with my students it is appropriate for all ages.

Comments

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AlluringAngel (author)2017-03-13

I love this artistic idea and your crearions!! Amazing!!!

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Thank You Very Much!

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marileia (author)2015-10-01

SUPER!!!!

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Susan Cirigliano (author)2014-09-04

GREAT beetle Pieterg!!!

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pieterg (author)2014-09-04

my second run. it's indeed a classic technique. It's loads of fun! Thanks for reminding me!

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pieterg (author)2014-08-26

really nice. great idea!

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Susan Cirigliano (author)pieterg2014-08-26

Thank you very much....I hope you give it a try!

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mnmama (author)2014-08-25

These are fun, whimsical and great for stimulating the imagination. Kind of like Kodachrome cloud watching. Oooh the pretty colors. :)

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Susan Cirigliano (author)mnmama2014-08-25

Thanks so much! I hope you try them!!!!

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MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-08-23

This is really cool, the images that are created in the end are very unique. Thanks for sharing!

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BTW MsSweetSatisfaction...is my Intro photo showing up on Tempra Paint Hidden Images? I don't see when I open the Instructable? this is the Image.

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THANK YOU very much!

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Bio: I am an artist living and teaching ART in NYC for over 30 years, and I am a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. I love to ... More »
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