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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 s...

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

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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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    marileia

    4 years ago

    SUPER!!!!

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    pieterg

    5 years ago

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

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    mnmama

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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