We’re huge fans of Eric Carle and his wonderful children’s picture books. The illustrations have long captured the hearts of my children and have now made their way into sweet little Leigha's.
Several months ago I was clicking around the internet and found a link to the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. There I discovered an instructional
We finished our first attempts yesterday and wanted to share them, hoping you'd give it a try.
I really recommend viewing Eric Carle's DVD, but if you aren't able, here's a quick step-by-step on how to create this type of picture art.
Using tracing paper or commercial grade tissue paper, paint your heart out; add colors and splatters using brushes or any type of textured object such as a sponge or a piece of carpet remnant.
Allow the paper to thoroughly dry.
Draw your picture onto another piece of tracing paper.
With the tracing paper on top of the colored sheet, use an X-Acto knife, or something similar, to cut through both the tracing paper outline and the colored sheet below.
We used thick canvas paper to mount our picture on with a clear glue brushed onto the back of the colored paper.
Clara’s piece is already hanging on her wall even though the glue has not yet had a chance to dry J
And this little hungry caterpillar is on his way to the frame shop to be finished up in time for Leigha's first birthday!