Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Mixed Media Pumpkins
This is a mixed paper collage.
- base paper, can be wc, heavy sketch, or posterboard
- mixed papers like kraft, tissue, streamers, book pages, newspaper
- masking tape
- paint, disk tempera for the paper collage and acrylic for the masking tape version
- scraps of white and black paper
- black buttons
I love using white streamers, you can create some incredible texture with a streamer.
Paint with disk tempera varying the colour from yellow to orange.
Leave some spaces bare.
I find it helps if you turn the paper upside down as you work on it to ensure a good mix.
Now I don't want you buying special materials but you can get a little bottle of float medium and it will do a whole class as you only need a little bit.
I mix with my finger and then add a little here and there.
Paint with disk tempera green and brown.
Cut some circles out of white paper. Root around your button bin for 2 black buttons, mismatched sizes look especially cute.
Glue on the eyes.
Add a mouth and some teeth. Then you can add some text and stamps if you want.
A good display idea is to just do the pumpkin (a pumpkin patch grouping) and then when you get closer to Halloween add the faces.
See you next time.