Making Mixed Media Masterpieces is fun and easy to prepare for. Here are some of the materials you will need: Colored paper (I used watercolored encyclopedia pages), glue sticks, crayons, markers, colored pencils, x-acto blade, scissors, and book boards (thank you Encyclopedia Britannica). Here are the easy-to-follow steps: 1. In preparation for the craft, remove the book boards from the encyclopedias using your x-acto blade or strong scissors. Also, you can have the teens help you paint the paper far in advance. 2. When your materials are prepared, you can lay out all of the different supplies and everyone can compose their masterpieces on the book boards. Here are some compositional things to think about: negative space, repetition, color interactions. If you are feeling really adventurous, you can add acrylic paint. You can hang the artwork with sticky tack or adhesive hangers.
- Dawn (jewelsofendearment.com)