Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Funky Frottage (Workshop for children)

We are back after 2 weeks holidays and here are some pictures from yesterdays workshop.

This time we cut out, drew and and stitched some pretty faces and added lost of hair to create a base for our frottages (from French frotter, "to rub"). To achieve a successful frottage, you need to use a thicker paper (card similar to the supermarket pizza packaging, not cardboard!). The thin white cake boards would work.

The fun and unusual thing about these doll faces is, that you can change the hair styles as many times as you wish. That means, that you can make many different pictures using just one doll. Crazier the hair style, more fun it is!We made ours under the title: "Bad Hair Day" but nothing is stopping you to design monsters or even animals with  lots of hair, if pretty faces are not your cup of tea. ;-)

We used soft pastels for the rubbings and we sprayed them afterwards with a hair spray to stop them smudging.

It is also possible to rub the image through a metal craft foil but you need to rub it pretty hard. We used scrunched up paper towel to get in all the nooks and crooks between the hair.

Drop me a Facebook message (here) with a picture of your work, if you get to try this out... I would love to hear from you.

Here is how it goes, have fun!

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