Mi Elefante

elephantart

El Chiquito is reading The Mixed up Chameleon by Eric Carle at school. He came home very excited about it. He was especially interested in the illustrations, being that he’s quite artistic himself. I suggested we try to make our own collage-like animal pictures. Here is mine.

4 thoughts on “Mi Elefante

  1. Humincat – First draw the outline of an animal on an 8×11 piece of paper (like computer printer paper).

    Next, gather all your old magazines and cut out swatches of colors/textures from the pages. (Advertisements in the magazines work well for this.) Figure out which ones you really like and which colors go together nicely by arranging them on your animal.

    Next is the difficult part. You need to cut the swatches so they fit on the outline of the animal. It just takes some patience, careful scissors and an eye for estimating. It’s okay if they overlap each other within the outline, but it’s hard to get them to match the outside of the outline.

    Use a glue stick (or fancy decoupage glue if you have it), to put the swatches in place.

    To get it on my blog, I used a flat bed scanner. I just scanned it in a photo editing program and uploaded it.

  2. I LOVE IT!

    Now I am inspired to do some collage too.

    (PS, I am picking up some Spanish from you… other than Dora the Explorer, there is not a whole lot of Spanish spoken in my Canadian city… then again there is a decent Mexican population at my husband’s work, go figure).

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