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Scratch Fireworks

Scratch Fireworks


You will need -

  • Card 
  • Black Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Wax Crayons
  • Wooden Utensils 
  • Scissors

Instructions -

1) Take a piece of card and colour the whole sheet with different coloured wax crayons. Apply pressure when colouring to achieve a vivid colour otherwise this technique will not produce an effective end result.

2) On a second piece of card use a yellow crayon to colour the bottom half. Again applying the same pressure to the crayon to achieve a vivid result. On the back make a mark on the bottom end of the paper so that you can identify which end of the paper was coloured with yellow crayons.

3) Use a paintbrush to apply a layer of black acrylic over the top of both pieces of card. Ensuring that both pieces of card are fully covered in black paint.

4) Leave the pieces of card to dry. If it is sunny outside then leave it outside to speed up the drying process.

5) Once dry take the pointed tool and begin to etch out the outline of buildings at the bottom end of the card. This will create your background scene. You could create a different background like a park or a garden by etching different images such as trees.

6) On the other piece of card begin to etch out different types of fireworks. It is a good idea to look at a range of firework photographs to copy the patterns and recreate these. When creating these on the card it is important to leave a gap around each of the different types of fireworks so these can be cute round when finished.

7) Cut some small strips of card and fold these to create a stair effect. Glue one end of the strip onto the back of a cut out firework. Next glue the other end of the card onto the top half of the picture above the scene. This will then begin create your 3D firework effect above your scene. Follow the same instruction for all of the fireworks.

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