PREP: I opted to make a simple line drawing of a house and tree and fence for the students to trace, just for a starting point. They were to add as many Halloween details as they could. I also pressed the filters with an old steam iron. You can do about 20 at a time, so it only takes a few minutes.
- Students traced the template drawing onto their filter with a permanent marker. Tracing slowly will make thick lines that bleed, and going faster will make thinner lines. Both are great and add character to the art.
- Students add their own details and filled in everything with a chisel tip black Sharpie marker.
- A plastic embroider mat is placed under the filter and watercolor paint is applied to the sky.
- The painting dries on the mat, and is pressed with a steam iron when done. It will get a nice, crisp finish.