Creating textured papers using water colour techniques.
For this lesson we had a carousel of different techniques to create implied textures including:
Inks on water colour paper covered with cling film, when the cling film is dried it is removed creating a texture resembling broken glass.
The next table they used water and ink and added salt, the salt absorbs the inks, creating an interesting texture.
After that they added alcohol to ink on a page, the alcohol makes the ink disperse creating a nice effect that resembles craters.
We then screwed up paper and did a colour wash. The inks gather on the creases and give the look of fabric.
The next was ink and washing up liquid. A straw was used to blow bubbles and these were then printed by placing white card over the bubbles.
The next table added coffee granules to water and watched the effect that they created when they start to dissolve.
Next lesson we will begin applying these papers to cover our sketchbook.
Pupils should be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They should develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.