The mountain landscape below was created by a second grade girl. Papers used for the collages were created by marbling with liquid watercolors and shaving cream, and also using watercolors with bubble wrap, wax paper, or saran wrap applied to it.
Below is a sampling of some of the papers my four students created. We used tube watercolors on watercolor paper. I had experimented with liquid watercolors and wasn't satisfied with the results. I had several sample tubes of liquid watercolors, and these worked great, since there was enough pigment to really make the textures show up.
I think I need to invest in a drying rack!
Back in April, we marbled some paper using shaving cream and liquid watercolors. I wrote about the process here. In that post, I didn't divulge what we were going to do with the marbled paper. Which was a good thing, since we ran out of time to do everything I'd planned. But I can tell you now that my original plan was to do landscape silhouettes with black ink on the marbled paper. Instead, we incorporated the marbled papers into our landscape collages.
Here's my proud students showcasing all the work they completed this spring!
Look under the table in the picture below. There's a photo bomber!!