Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Symmetric paper cutting

  This is an old project. The idea came from some very random activity.
  One day, I was having my usually coffee in Peets Palo Alto Middlefield. I sat mindlessly, relaxing and started using my scissors which I carried in my purse everyday. I had no plan, however, as I cut more and more, clearer and clearer ideas came out. After a few paper napkin, I got this symmetric patterns.

A few days later, I showed this to class. Kids loved it.










3D paper card




Spring!
Vibrant color, dynamic shape. Nothing speaks more of spring than this. Combine color, shape and form to make 3D card, perfect spring project. 

This little flower pot is only a seed. Kids were pretty creative and got carried away.



Origami

There was a day I just got into origami. Here is a video of how it is done. 


http://youtu.be/JTMJUNBA0es

Paper cutting


Zendala


Oil Pastel over dark background


Doodles

Chinese New Year paper cutting

Watercolor over crayon




 This one is trying a new technique. I did the flower in crayon, then I added very light color. Because the crayon has wax, the color does not stay on it. It is a quick and effective way of making background.

Oil Pastel


Oil Pastel
This is done from the recycled paper from my students. The girls in my art after school class had fun scribbling color on the paper, I followed the initial color scheme and did this one with the thought of Van Gogh's lily pond.



Oil Pastel
This is done from the recycled paper from my students. The girls in my art after school class had fun scribbling color on the paper, I added some trees and clouds and used bamboo stick outlined this picture.
  

Duplication practice


Kandinsky

A study of Kandinsky, in watercolor, then I added a very light splash of color to make it less isolated.
A study of Kandinsky, in decoupage. I have tons of color paper scraps. I sure do not need to worry about the material.
  
A study of Kandinsky, in watercolor