- 9×12 white construction paper
- black oil pastel
- Spectra “bleeding” art tissue paper (I used the “bright colors” assortment)
- paintbrush and water
- newspaper to protect your work surface, as the color will go right through your paper!
1. Using a black oil pastel, draw an underwater scene on your paper (no pencil first – just go for it!). Include typical underwater elements like fish, seaweed and coral.
2. Now, add some things that you wouldn’t normally find underwater…. a clock, flowers, people, etc.
3. Next, lay some squares of “bleeding” art tissue on your paper, and use a paint brush to apply water over the top of the tissue.
4. Repeat step #3, covering as much or as little of your paper with color as you like. Use plenty of water so your tissue will “bleed”! (Note that the color will go right through your paper and onto your work surface, so be sure to put some newspaper underneath it!)
5. Set aside to dry. (Tissue can be removed as soon as the color bleeds through, but it’s much less messy to wait and remove it after it has dried!)