3 Unusual Drawing Mediums
This summer we experimented with some art techniques which may seem pretty unconventional to some. Â But they turned out to be pretty fun to use and made some neat looking art.
First we tried using sunblock. Â We got this idea from Sid the Science Kid. Â Q-tips came in handy when drawing lines. Â Wooden blocks can be used like stamps to make shapes. Â Start early to give your piece some time to sit in the sun. Â At the end of the day, you’ll see the portions of the colored paper not drawn on fade.
Baking Soda Slurry
Next, a baking soda slurry was made by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with 2 tablespoons water. Â Preheat the oven to 325Â°F. Â Then draw with the slurry as you would any painting. Â Once you’re done painting, place your piece on a cookie sheet and let it bake on the middle rack for 10 minutes or until it “browns” to your liking.
Fresh Lemon Juice
I remember seeing this trick on Mr. Wizard’s World as a kid. Â I’ve always wanted to try it and never did until now. Â Squeeze fresh lemon juice on a Q-tip. Â Draw on a picture or maybe make a secret note. Â Then have a grownup use a hot iron to reveal your picture. Â Pretty neat, huh?