I'm a high school art teacher. One of the classes I teach is called Design/Craft and I think I'm going to do an ATC lesson with them. I can't wait! I've never made trading cards myself so I'm looking for tips.
I'm going to do this with two class. so that's almost 80 students. Yes, my classes are huge. Obviously, budget becomes as issue. They'll be happy to contribute found objects if I can tell them what to look for. Of course I want there to be a lot of variety so everyone can make original looking pieces.
What sort of found objects can I ask them to look for? What things do you like to use?
What regular supplies do you like to have on hand? I've got the basics: scissors, xacto knives, glue sticks, hot glue, mod podge, rubber cement, ink, stamp pads, art paper, some handmade paper...what else?
Any good ideas for stars, angels, or other things to top trees? I'm going to attempt an angel but I don't know what materials I'm going to use yet. I have one of the cones that yarn used to come on to start with. Paper mache? Felt? What do you think? All I know is that I'm not very happy with what I've seen in the stores.
I've bn trying to come up with an alternative to traditional ($$$$) floral arrangements. My first thought was to plant my own and put them in pretty pots but I coulnd't keep from imagining the wedding a week away and me left with a bunch of half dead forget-me-nots. I'm thinking chocolate brown and various blues as colors and blue flowers are pretty limited I would like to come up with a unique-classy looking paper flower to stick on foam balls or in pretty containers. Most of my searches got me Mexican tissue paper flowers. They're pretty cool and I think I could work on them so they're "neat" looking but I was also wondering what else might be out there. Last Christmas, Starbucks decorated with pretty wreaths made out of die-cut white paper flowers. Does anybody have any ideas?