Jan 18, 2013

Fossil Art Trading Cards

There is something about white drawings on brown kraft paper that I find just find totally charming. Granted, the poster paint markers that do this are probably not in the budget of the average school, but if you can get your hands on some, they do have a ton of uses that I will continue to blog about.
1. I found kraft paper at my local Jo-Ann’s, but you can also order it online HERE. I manually cut sheets into the trading card 2.5" x 3.5" size. Students used the side of a paperless crayon to rub just around the edges of each card. My sample cards were rubbed with a brown and gray crayon for an aged effect.
2. Students looked at a sheet of sample fossil drawings that you can download HERE, and drew directly on the paper. Try buying markers with both fine and medium tips so drawings may be made with both thick and thin lines. I used white Sharpie markers like THESE.
3. My kids keep their cards in plastic sheets, which stay in a 3-ring binder. They fill a new sheet each class, and seem to love watching their book grow. 

3 comments:

Paintings said...

Oh Geeti this sandscape is amazingly real and beautiful!!! I could only imagine a camel going through with a caravan following.....

You are a wow artist!

Mr. Hughes said...

Just shared this idea on my Facebook fan page! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

-John, Created by MrHughes
https://www.facebook.com/CreatedByMrHughes

sallgood said...

I love white on brown craft paper. Thanks for sharing.