Art For Kids Art Projects and Techniques

Tiny Portrait Project

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I found a rubber stamp at Paper Source one day and purchased it. Why? Just cause it was cool.

I finally found a use for it the other day, and I stamped up some pieces of white cardboard we had lying around:

First you mix up some acrylic paint and thin it out with water- to about milk consistency. Alternatively, you can use ink- either liquid or from a stamp pad. If you are using paint or liquid ink, coat a roller with it and then coat your rubber stamp.

Stamp away!

portrait collage

I had Fen draw any sort of portrait she wanted to at first. Then I had her paint general portrait shapes with watercolor and go back into them later with Sharpie for the facial details.

watercolor head


For the last portrait, I had her choose an animal she wanted to paint a portrait of, and she chose a duck. Quack.

tiny portrait paintings



Finally, she decided to add her own little detail in the form of a speech bubble.


tiny painted portrait

This was a fun, quick project, and one that is suitable for use with a bunch of different media. I think it would be fun to try small potato prints inside the frame prints- cut loosely to portrait shapes. Or you could even use the acrylic medium transfer technique.

More frame stamps:

Chalk Frame Rubber Stamp
Border Rubber Stamp Set - Set of 3

Oval Placecard Border Rubber Stamp

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