Colored textured surface and objects
• The student will create textured forms/shapes
Why is texture important in art?
How do the textured surfaces affect the viewer?
Shape, form, geometric, organic, texture
• Interesting texture
• Geometric or organic form
• Line color
Step 1: Roll out the air-dry clay to about ¼ inches in thickness using a rolling pin and a piece of paper.
Step 2: Cut out shapes from the clay using cookie cutters or clay cutters.
Step 3: Push the textured plates into the clay shapes. This will create texture on the surface of the shapes. On some of the shapes, push small alphabet beads into the clay shapes. You can spell out a name or a message.
Step 4: Using a skewer, straw or toothpick, poke a hole into the top of the clay shape.
Step 5: Allow the clay shapes to dry on a piece of plastic.
Step 6: Paint the dried clay shapes with acrylic paint. You can also add a little bit of sparkle and play with the texture by applying metallic acrylic paint and wiping it away with a paper towel.
Step 7: Tread yarn and beads through the hole of the dry clay shape. Be sure to attach the yarn with a knot.
Step 8: Seal the painted clay shape with acrylic sealer (optional).