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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday-Everyday Objects

This self-portrait collograph was created by gluing everyday objects onto foam core. I used pine needles, a pop can top, bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard. A layer of modge podge or acrylic spray over the objects keeps everything intact. After the protective coating dries, paint directly onto the objects. I used watercolor paint and watercolor printmaking paper. To transfer your image to the paper, lay your paper over the foam core and, using a burnisher (a small bottle of Elmer's glue works well) rub the paper firmly. Be careful not to damage the paper. You can wipe the foamcore clean and reapply your paint many times.
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