Sunday, August 21, 2011
Early Autumn Window Scene
It's based on that realization that Autumn is coming. The curtain has a poem written on it that the student has composed about that moment.
Now you don't necessarily have to have a poem, could be just words around change or transition or for very young learners just the word "FALL".
(writing is not my strong point so my poem is just to give you the idea)
So lets get started:
- corrugated cardboard
- wc paper or thick sketch paper for the background
- assorted papers
- legal size cartridge paper
- stick or dowel (to be the curtain rod)
Use a variety. Here I'm using newspaper, book pages, and parts of an old map.
Add some texture using whatever tools you have around. Old gift cards for spreading and scraping on paint, ends of brushes to make dots, caps from bottles to imprint circles, etc....
If you want some texture detail draw on some designs with white glue and then let dry.
Pencil it in first and then go over with marker so it will stand out.
Flatten it out and then paint it. All your crinkles will show up making it look more like fabric.
Hope this provides you with the inspiration for other projects using a curtain to hide or reveal.
Check back later this week for a new book review and giveaway!
Try to enjoy these last days of summer vacation and I'll see you soon.
Posted by Gail Bartel at 7:06 PM
Labels: fall, mixed media, painting
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I love this idea of using a curtain and a window...I have never tried this, but I will now! You have so many wonderful ideas.ReplyDelete
Another fantastic project! Thank you so much for sharing this idea...as well as others that use everyday supplies in a whole new way. I think that as adults we are often stifled by the thought that we must use an item for what it was created for. Here you once again are using glue for something unique and also creating a curtain out of simple paper. I am personally going to try this one as a back to school project using a pencil as the curtain rod and out the window will be my vision of my kids heading off to school for the first time this year. Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
ohhhh! I really like this project. Hopefully I will have time to try it out!!ReplyDelete