TEMPERA PAINT

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Introduction: TEMPERA PAINT

About: 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 explore all sorts of art making both in my teaching and in my own work...check out my sit…

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.

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    12 Discussions

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    AlluringAngel
    AlluringAngel

    3 years ago

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

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    Susan Cirigliano
    Susan Cirigliano

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank You Very Much!

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    marileia
    marileia

    5 years ago

    SUPER!!!!

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    pieterg
    pieterg

    6 years ago

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

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    pieterg
    pieterg

    6 years ago

    really nice. great idea!

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    Susan Cirigliano
    Susan Cirigliano

    Reply 6 years ago

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

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    mnmama
    mnmama

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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

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    Susan Cirigliano
    Susan Cirigliano

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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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