Free ART Project
Chia Han Lyn
Why make our own tools when we can buy them? This is because most of the marks made here, will not be achievable using any brush or pen. This creative project will invoke in you a sense of inner freedom & wild abandonment! Suitable & seriously fun for all ages.
To begin, you will need the following 5 items:
1. Any Black ink
2. Variety of papers: cartridge or brown paper, newspaper, cardboard.
4. Masking or scotch tape.
5. Lots of newspaper or any plastic sheet to cover the surface you are working on ~ so you can have the freedom to explore without the concern of staining your table or floor.
Collect a range of different types of twigs & leaves & either use them as they are or bind them together to re-create your own art tools!
Here are more examples of mark making tools:
Cut, roll, plait them into stripes & bind them together with the twine or tape to create your Art Tool. Putting toothpicks randomly in a row is one of our top favorite mark-making tools. Dip your tools in ink & scratch, splatter, scrape, roll & tap.
Here are what your marks & lines could look like!
An important Art Tip: Remember how your parents or teachers used to tell you to “Use your brains.” ? Well, we’re telling you, don’t use them here! Just enjoy the process & be playful!
Create a personalised wrapping paper!
Pop in a simple frame & WOW yourself with it.
Enjoy the process!