Thursday, April 9, 2015

TRANSPARENCIES: DIBBLE, DABBLE, SCRIBBLE!

I make my own transparencies from original photos and my inkjet printer. There are more than a few posts on this blog explaining how to use transparencies artistically in a number of easy ways:
  1. MAKE COOL LIGHTCATCHERS
  2. PLACE COLORED PAPER BEHIND and another HERE TOO!
  3. PAINT THE "CLEAR" AREAS BEHIND
  4. DOODLE IN THE CLEARED SPACES
Today's message is twofold: Another "drawing in the cleared space" with several ways to proceed with an inkjet transparency, AND a special note to the visual arts facilitators who might read this!

FIRST UP TODAY, FUN WITH FUNKY LINES
Rubbing with a damp cloth is a far easier method of removing inkjet ink from the rough side of a transparency. I've used a scratch tool in the past, and that's great for precision and sharp edges. But if you have a large area to remove, you can even dip the inkjet transparency briefly in water for easier removal! (Of course results may vary.)
With the photo below, I rubbed large areas away and then used both wide and thin markers to doodle in the cleared spaces.

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Kids could have a blast with this project!
 
NOW FOR THAT MESSAGE TO VISUAL ARTS EDUCATORS:
Do you subscribe to Arts & Activities Magazine? It's a must for activity leaders of all types, for all ages! I'm tickled pink with the two-page spread on my sand bowls in the May '15 issue. Here's a link to the digital edition if you wish to download it! See blog sidebar at right for a link to subscribe.
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An art project simple enough to make and SOOOOO cool!



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