Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I is for Ink: Blue Jay Ink Art Project

We haven't used colored ink as an art medium in the past. I ordered ink from Dick Blick Art Materials so that we could give it a try with our awesome Creating a Masterpiece program. Alyssa chose the Blue Jay Ink art project, which is a Level 3 project. She loves birds!

Sharon Hofer taught Alyssa about the art technique of stippling. This particular drawing was done using a fine black Sharpie marker, black ink pen, and then it was enhanced with colored ink. 

The Blue Jay project was divided into 3 lessons. Each lesson was further broken down into video segments with step-by-step instructions. 

I was very impressed with Alyssa's dedication to the project and with the results. She was upset about the wing being too short.

I will link this post up at the Virtual Refrigerator Blog Hop and at A Net in Time and Hopkins Homeschool's Blogging Through the Alphabet Linky. Come check out the Letter I posts this week! 
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  1. Neat blue jay (hmm.. topic for letter j?) :) My lad gets upset when he art doesn't turn out just right as well.

  2. That looks terrific! I see she used some stippling in the project, too.

  3. Pretty!! I love blue jays and would really like to try this project myself. She did a great job. Thanks for sharing on the Virtual Fridge!