Bark Painting is a Mexican folk (or Aboriginal) type of painting which is done by pounding the bark of a tree, making paper out of it and using bright colors to paint village life, birds, flowers, animals and scenes from fables and stories.
A quicker way to do 'bark paintings' is using brown paper (from paper bags is a great way to recycle in a crafty way), black marker for the outlines and tempera or acylic paints.
You begin ny crumpling the brown paper as much as you can. You then wet the paper, unfold and iron it flat with the lowest setting. You can repeat these steps for more wrinkles on your paper. Nat and I had our first bark painting and here are our results:
She had a blast doing this but she also mention how she would love to do a true bark painting so that she could hammer the bark herself. Um, well see...
I also did another tea stained fire burned drawing yesterday. It is the moon and her friends at play...
and she grabbed a rock with some prisma colors and drew her favorite thing, hearts, all over it: