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I found a few different websites with instructions for making our own version of amate art. Here is how we did it. First, we cut a large rectangle from a brown paper shopping bag, and then crumpled it up and smoothed it back out several times to "soften" its appearance. Then Kennady drew her design with a black sharpie. (Some of the instructions differed on this point, suggesting that the design be drawn with chalk first, and outlined in sharpie after painting. Either way would work fine.)
Then Kennady painted the design using bright colored tempera paints. Traditional amate uses bright tropical colors, or almost neon colors, with white accent. Usually there is no background color.
Here is Kennady's final design. We will have to figure out a way to mount it for display.
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