Oil spill artwork in LKS2

Continuing to use our Geography work as a stimulus, LKS2 produced some beautiful marbling this afternoon, using water and oil-based marbling inks.

We dropped the marbling inks onto the water than moved them around on the surface before carefully laying our watercolour paper on top, submerging it and removing it before leaving it to dry.

Dipping our absorbent watercolour paper into our water and ink

We are going to use our new skills to create a larger, mixed-media piece highlighting oil and plastic pollution in the oceans- watch this space!

If you would like to try this at home, I understand that you can achieve great results using shaving foam and food colouring. There are plenty of online tutorials should you be interested.

Year 3’s wonderful variety of marbling
A selection of Year 4’s work

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