Layers You Will Love!
Art Challenge: Using at Least Five Layers
Journal Prompt: Give Me a High Five
I thought about this challenge for a while, mulling over the idea of being literal and using hands. I started looking at “layers” quotes and found, “A grownup is a child with layers on.” Being a preschool teacher, I can relate to this totally. When I was younger, I always thought when you were an adult you had to do adult boring things and talk about adult boring topics like politics and the weather. Boy was I wrong! As a preschool teacher, I still get to live out my childhood. I do have to wear my adult layers through the day, but am grateful that I don’t have to wear all of them all the time. So thinking of layers, I thought it would be fun to use different types of papers and scraps of stuff to make my flowers in a garden. For the background I quickly geli printed different blues and greens onto deli paper and let it dry. Now for the fun part, the flowers! Some of the papers I used to make them were a bingo card, dollie, view master slide, comic book page, and scrapbook papers. Each flower has five layers. To give them a more organic look, I tore them into circles as apposed to cutting them. I used a glue stick to adhere them because it won’t leave a glossy surface like the modge podge does. I then drew around all the outsides with sharpie for definition. Then doodled on all the flowers to give them some depth. I looked through my stash of papers for green to use for the stems. I really love how this turned out. I will definitely be trying this again!