Mirror Picture Artwork
June 7th, 2010 by Craftylocks

I love the art works our children create when they start experimenting with some of the paper crafts!

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Number one daughter joined me when I was making mirror pictures and created the monster and butterfly artworks from her pictures. The two pictures above came from the mirror picture below.

The mirror picture technique is easy and has a great ‘wow’ factor for the children. I have a tutorial with pictures of the steps at Mirror Pictures Tutorial. In summary you need to apply paint to one half of some paper and then fold the paper together, press the closed paper to spread the paint, and then open to see what you have created. If you apply nice big blobs of paint you never know what you will get and can then use your imagination, and a felt pen, to create whatever you can see in the paint!

This technique for decorating paper is great as an art activity for children but is also a great way to decorate paper for using on paper crafts like cards, or butterfly mobiles. I will add some of those ideas too as I get to them!

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creativejewishmom/Sara writes:
June 12th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Hi Sarah, Great to see you again this week! Thanks so much for sharing this, I never thought of using a pen to add details, that makes the project so much more interesting I think! All the best, and hope to see you again this week too!

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