2. Cut out and save both the positive and negative shapes.
3. Using a crayon, draw a horizontal line across the middle of your portfolio. No need to use a ruler — you don’t need to measure anything and it doesn’t even have to be straight!
4. Now draw two somewhat “vertical” lines (they can be a little slanted) so that the front of your portfolio is divided into six sections. Use a different color for each line.
5. Place your cut-out person inside the portfolio and use the side of a broken crayon (with paper removed) to make a texture rubbing of it.
6. Change colors and move your person to a new spot and make another rubbing. It’s okay (and actually desirable) to have the people overlap into different sections. You can use both your positive and negative shapes to make your rubbings.
7. Keep changing colors and making new rubbings until you have at least 7 or 8 “people” on the front of your portfolio.
8. Using watercolors, paint each person, but change colors when a person crosses over into a new section. Paint all the people this way.
9. After you’ve painted all of your people, paint the background of each section a different color than any of the colors you used on the people in it, and a different color than the other backgrounds next to it. Experiment with mixing new colors to reflect your different moods and feelings!
10. Finally, use a black UF Sharpie to add expressions to each of your faces, to go with the colors you painted them.