With Valentine's Day on the horizon I got my chance.
All of us have seen this "LOVE" arrangement at some time or another but do not realize it's Pop Art origins. Indiana continues to build on and explore use of his iconic work. Last year he created a version for Google (search page) to display on Valentine's Day.
- air dry clay, I used La Doll
- pre primed canvas, (I get mine by the 10 pack when they are on sale at Michaels) or you can use a piece of heavy cardboard
- paper towel
- small amount of water
- acrylic paint
- white gel pen
- fine black sharpie
- Aleene's Tacky glue
- Mod Podge
Pull a chunk of clay from the package. ( You can also recreate this in natural clay and fire it in the kiln, making a slab for the letters to rest on.)
Form your letters. use a small amount of water if needed to help smooth out any cracks.
Once you have all your letters completed leave them to dry on a paper towel.
I used acrylic paint.
Finally you can add a coat of Mod podge to help seal and really secure those letters to the canvas.
See you next time.