Embellishing a Pen
Enhance die-cuts and use on posters or bulletin boards.
Although each Ellison die-cut is attractive on its own, a layered Pen that has been "dressed" in a variety of colors and patterns adds variety and personality to any bulletin board across curriculum. Consider this versatile die-cut for language arts lessons from penmanship to the essay writing.
Layering, or embellishing, is not as complicated as it might look. It is just a matter of leaving one die-cut whole and trimming away parts of other die-cuts and adhering them on top of the whole die-cut.
Embellish a Pen die-cut and decorate bulletin boards across curriculum, from penmanship to essay writing.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pens, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Pen, Ink shape from gray and blue construction paper. Any color combination can be used.
- Keep the gray Pen die-cut whole.
- TIP: To determine which die-cut will remain whole, look at the shape as if it were real. The part that remains whole is the part that would be farthest away.
- Trim the blue Pen die-cut along the perforated lines. Adhere the blue Pen highlights to the gray Pen die-cut.
- Additional detail may be added with the use of colored pens. Highlight the Pen tip with any color desired (see Main Photo).
Fine Arts: Visual Arts
Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
- 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
- K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
- 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.