Wednesday, May 9, 2012

ArtClub Week 4

We discovered that tissue paper has a nicer effect for our papier mache, than newspaper, but that it also has some tricks to doing it well..use less paste, use our brushes more carefully and as brushes not glue daubers, and that layering is as important as making sure we have glue both under and above each piece to build a strong surface.  I was really happy for you not giving up even when some of you were getting frustrated- way to push through. It is a very meditative thing that you just kind of have to submit to if you want it to work out...which it can quite readily if you pay attention.
I LOVE our circle patterns--super quick and loose.  I have some EPIC favourites but I most like how they all look together. We can talk about grouping them in different ways as we hang them next week, and make a few more too...

and I think we should ALL make our own EPIC Smileys next time!
These aren't mine -  but the link isn't quite tricky... shown here are examples of work shown online.