The trick to getting a good effect with the rubbing alcohol is to add it when the paper is extremely wet. So first graders tried out the wet-on-wet painting technique for the first time. The first practiced this technique on small hexagon-shaped paper (I will get back to this). Then, they painted wet-on-wet "watercolor" (we used tempera discs with a lot of water). They used little pipettes from the science closet to drip the rubbing alcohol on top. There were plenty of "oohs" and "aahs" from my little artists/scientists. Finally, students used scraps from the recycling bin to give their pictures a colorful frame.
The practice papers have been Mod Podged together onto 2 canvases that will be raffled as a set at the Wilson Creek art show! We hope to see you there!