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Fin & Feathers Scratch-Off Paint with Franz Spohn

Watch the video for this project online at:   https://youtu.be/5IFM_lzEylQ




Hosts: Franz Spohn
Nationally recognized artist Franz Spohn shares imaginative art tips & techniques!

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Fins, Feathers and Fur!

Materials needed:
Faber-Castell® Beeswax Crayons
Faber-Castell® Black Tempera Paint
Canson® Bristol
Wood Dowel
Nail or Tack (optional)
Paint Brush
Paper Towel or Old Cloth


  1. Start by using a Beeswax Crayon to color the Bristol Paper.  Apply color to the paper randomly.  Wipe away any crayon crumbs with your towel or cloth. 
  2. Then, coat the paper with Black Tempera Paint and set aside to dry.  Once the paint has dried you are ready to start creating! 
  3. Use your dowel to create a sketch by scratching away the paint coating.  Use the nail or tack to create more fine lines and details. This technique really lets you capture the finer details of fins, feathers and fur!


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