I’m having the BEST time with this month’s TinkerSketch Challenge. How about you?
This Cling Film Art Experiment ties in with the Day 4 prompt to “Squirt Paint.” These TinkerSketch prompts can be interpreted in any number of ways. For example, you could draw a tube of paint, squirt paint on paper, squeeze paint on your hands and then finger paint. So many possibilities!
If you want to try your hand and combining paint blobs with cling film, keep reading!
Supplies for Cling Film Art
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- Paint – I used acrylic. Liquitex Basics is a good beginner set that’s a great value.
- Paper (or other substrate)
- Cling Wrap – I used Glad Cling Wrap
Steps for Cling Film Art
- Squeeze paint on paper
- Cover in cling wrap
- Press it down and smear around
- Reveal your creation!
- Repeat as desired.
After my 4-year old saw all the fun I was having, she wanted in. Here’s her experiment…
When she was done, she added jewels and told me that she would be selling these for $5.99. But because I’m her mom, I would get one for free. Score!
And a look at how we finished my sketchbook entry together. I’m a fan of collaborative art…
After adding about three layers of blobs and cellophane, I smeared the paint around with the pealed off cling wrap.
Once dry I’ll have a cool background to draw or paint on top of. Or maybe I’ll just leave it the way it is. By the way, it’s hard to tell in the photo, but I went ahead and glued the cling wrap right to the paper. Why not?
What do you think? Are you up for making some cling film art?
Enjoy your art experiments, and if you come up with any riffs on this technique, I would LOVE to hear about it!