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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.

7 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

what a fun painting, great that it is a self portrait! You are so creative in using so many objects and supplies to make art.

Rowena said...

That's an amusing portrait. You don't really see yourself like that, do you?

Thank you for the how to on this project and others. I always like to hear how people do their art.

Jean said...

how cute and fun is this!!

Charlie said...

Wow this is awesome. I never heard of doing a print this way. Thanks for sharing the technique.

johanna said...

that's a fun and creative way to make a portrait!

laurel said...

Wow! How creative and fun.

Peggi Habets Studio said...

Thanks to each of you. I had a lot of fun creating this, and yes rowena, that's definitely how I see myself sometimes. Charlie,
I took a printmaking with watercolor class a while back and learned so many cool ways to print with watercolor, including jello!