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Homelife Sunday No. 7 - InVisible with Artist Julie Forrester

This week we are going to play hide and seek! We will use wax candles to make invisible drawings. We will apply paint using spray bottles with homemade inks and food colouring.

We will use ‘masks’ made from torn and cut paper to hide and protect parts of our painting from the layers of colour we spray on. We will experiment with texture by adding rice and coarse salt - see what happens to the liquid colour when we scatter them across the page. We as always will let our story unfold! Have fun!

Materials & Equipment

  • Vegetable Inks Boiled infusions from week 5
  • Food colouring
  • Paper for tearing cutting out ‘masks'
  • Paper for painting on
  • Leaves and other objects for making ‘masks’
  • Scissors
  • Empty spray bottles from around the house
  • Paintbrushes and homemade drawing tools
  • Rice and coarse salt for adding texture
  • Paints

Download the instructional PDF here

Click on the video below to see a timelapse of the process.

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I would love to see what you do!

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I will check in there and follow any ideas you share (: we can create this # together 🙂

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