This multi layer project was spread out over two class periods because it takes about 3 hours to complete. So, first off the girls collaged a quilt pattern with various scrapbook paper that had been ripped into small squares. They glued those all over their 12x24 canvas and also mod podged on top of the papers to make it a nonporous surface. This took an hour.
Next, they chose a sea horse, drew it on a large sheet of drawing paper and cut it out. They preferred spreading out for this part.
Then using Faber Castell big brush markers they outlined all their squares. The color stays moveable for a minute because of the dried mod podge which allows them to smeared it a bit to give a cool effect.
After LOTS of layers (in the best order that I can recall)
-adding bits of washi tape
-smearing transparent paint
-dripping alcohol ink
-using a pallet knife to scrap a polka dot stencil pattern.
-smearing some more paint.
-finger painting a bit
-using ink spray and stencils
And lastly, with a partner using turquoise and gesso to dab all around their sea horses.
I wish I could take credit for this but I got the idea from a video AJ Cabrera posted but is no longer online, here is a link to her other fun videos https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCHuPBD4AV2pOhEK7U9rFksw