Here is a cool art project we did recently! Check it out!
The supplies you will need for this project are: watercolor paper, water, paintbrush, white crayon, and food coloring.
Step 1) Draw on the paper with the white crayon. This can be a bit tricky, so make sure you have good lighting to see your drawing.
Step 2) Use the paintbrush to saturate the paper with water. Make sure it’s really wet! Don’t worry if the paper curls a little, it will flatten back when dry.
Step 3) Now comes the fun part! Take the food coloring and begin to drip it onto the paper. The color will stain the wet paper, but will not stain the part covered with a the white crayon. Add as many colors as you like.
Step 4) You can drip more water onto the paper, or pick the paper up to encourage the pigment to get everywhere. you’ll begin to see the images you drew in white.
Step 5) Let the piece dry and admire. Here are some finished pieces our clients did!
You can make these pieces to match almost any theme! It’s a fun, messy, colorful way to make some interesting art!
CSN has been a real greenhouse this season!
After planting and caring for dozens of basil plants from seed, we thought we’d save three plants to propagate from, and it has made all the difference! With three parent plants we were able to produce another 13 plants from cuttings. After harvesting the first set of cuttings our parent plants have come back even fuller and allowed us to collect another 20 cuttings. These are in the rooting stage and the starter plants already look like they are ready for another harvest. Talk about production!
Move over Basil, there’s a new herb in town and it’s name is Oregano! Just kidding, we’ve got plenty of room for the both of you. Soon to come, we’ll have Thyme and Mint. Man it’s smelling good in here!
The Community Plant Project is an ongoing project at CSN where clients plant, care for, use and donate different herbs to people and businesses in the community.