Using this tutorial, at Hodgeodge we made Queen Anne's Lace pictures with chalk pastels.
|Katie, age 19|
First we used small rectangles of white paper. Katie and I both chose brown for the background. We like to complete the pictures first to troubleshoot any problem areas for the boys. We found that looking at a photograph of actual Queen Anne's Lace very helpful. A vase full of them would have been even better.
Then I decided to try black paper and liked the results.
So, I gave the boys their choice of either white or black paper to work with.
|James, age 10|
|detail, Quentin, age 7|
James chose to use the black paper and Quentin, the white. I enjoyed seeing the color choices for the background and the interesting ways in which they made the pictures uniquely theirs.