Bright Idea: Create colourful texture designer papers for collage art with Star Tempera
Updated: May 18
Create colourful texture designer papers for collage art with Star Tempera
One fun and easy way to encourage creativity in your students is by making some colourful painted paper or collage art papers with 5 Star: Star Tempera paint!
These painted papers are perfect for colourful gift wrapping paper, creating a collage in the style of Eric Carle. Additionally, they can be cut out in shapes glued in a Self-Portrait or under-the-sea painting in fish shapes. The vibrant colours of these papers make them an excellent option for creating greeting cards or posters.
Here's what you'll need:
White construction paper (at least three sheets per student)
Star Tempera paint in red, yellow, and blue
Foam brushes (2" wide)
Water and water containers
Paint scrapers or the blunt end of a pencil or brush
Once you have all your materials, it's time to start making painted papers!
Have each student write their name on the back of 3 pieces of paper.
Use the primary colours (red, yellow, and blue) to mix large pools of bright colours. (Tip: Mixed colours are always more interesting than colours straight out of the bottle.)
Paint each paper with a different colour.
While the paint is still wet, drag a notched card across it a few times to create patterns and texture.
Set the papers aside to dry.
Once dry, these painted papers are perfect for making an Eric Carle-inspired collage or adding small bits to a Self-Portrait Collage or a Surrealistic Collage. The colourful nature of these papers also makes them an excellent choice for a cheerful greeting card or poster.
Don't throw away even the tiniest scraps of painted paper!
You can continue to use them over time. Sort them by colour and size to keep everything organised. With just a few simple materials, you can create a world of colourful possibilities for your students!
If you have any comments or questions, we would love to hear from you in the comments section below.