Thursday, December 18, 2014



I never imagined I would have over 1000 followers come back  post after post to visit my students artwork!

I love how our on-line community has grown to a big art family!

Thanks for visiting me over the years and here is to many more!

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Laura :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Georgia O'Keeffe Skulls

Georgia would love to adventure around her home in New Mexico and would find various skulls out on her trips through out the desert. These skulls were our inspiration for our paper and model magic skulls.

Students folded 9 x 12 paper in half then used pencil to write or print their name. 
We then drew a line around their name and students cut (with the paper still folded) along the pencil line. 

 After the students created their skulls they 
then added painted paper horns and antlers. 

Next, students used chalk to put the line of symmetry down the center of the skull and add eye shadow lines.
Lastly, students added skull to a 
painted paper background.

Here is another project we did using model magic. Mini Skulls.
 First you shape the head, pinch the nose, then add horns. Let Dry. 
Next day we painted with liquid watercolors and tempera and painted the skulls.

Once the skulls were dried students added feathers, 
tissue flowers and background.

Have fun creating!
Laura :)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Alpine Trees

Need a quick winter project that adds a touch of the beauty
 of nature? 
How about some beautiful Alpine trees with snow?

Students first picked previously painted paper squares to create the ground. Next they tore in half and glued the torn pieces at the bottom of a 6 x 18 piece of construction paper. 
(In the past I have had students make much larger trees.)

Next, students chose a trunk for their tree. 
The trunks were various shades of painted paper cut into strips. 

Glue down strip upon the overlapping ground.

Next, students painted quickly with various shades of green tempera paint making sure they give the illusion of textures.

Lastly, students added white tempera paint to represent snow. They painted delicately on the top of their tree and used small brushes to paint snowflakes.

6 x 12 construction paper. Various colors
Painted paper for ground and trunks
Tempera Paint- Various shades of greens and white

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Laura :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Calling all stations, Calling all stations...

Hey guys! 
Just wanted to let you know Painted Paper is on Instagram.

If you want to see hourly updates of fun, creative photos 

 just follow me at 

Laura :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Ohio Art Education Association Conference 2014

Here are just a few snapshots of our workshop 
Travel the World of Art using a MAPP
Murals, Advocacy, Production, and Perceiving
at the Ohio Art Education Association Conference.

Check out these beautiful mini paintings that our attendees created 
during our workshop on how to create large murals that promote 
your art program as well as descriptive art vocabulary 
used frequently in your art room 

Large circle and other concentric shapes are used to create beautiful paintings for an added touch

 We will be presenting this presentation again at the 
National Art Education Association in New Orleans 2015. 
So if you are attending, we would love to see ya!

Laura :)