postheadericon Cherry Blossom Ink Blowing

 

Materials Needed:  Large Paper, pastels, ink, kleenex, a straw, craft glue, scratch white/pink paper, flower shaped hole punch, fake flower petals.

Ink Blowing

Note:  In the past, I’ve used paint to make the flowers and this year I saw these fake flower petals at the dollar store and decided to try them.  Experiment with the design of the flowers!

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Background:  Use the pastels to make a background.  You can make any pattern you prefer, and I chose to make circles.  Start with light, warm colors then work your way out using bold cool colors for contrast.

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Dip the straw into the ink, hold the top of the straw to secure the ink in the straw, and drop it at the corner of your paper.

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Blow the ink so it stretches across the page.  You can make one long branch or two smaller ones like I did.

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Use your flower shaped hole punch to make flowers.

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Put glue dots around the branches.  Add your flowers.

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Cherry Blossom Ink Blowing

Mix and match the flowers to make your own unique design!