I love mosaics. Glass, eggshell, tile and of course paper.
Here is a paper mosaic take on a project from last year.
It's like a jigsaw puzzle that you get to design.
I also want to introduce you to this new book, "Mastering Mosaics" by Rayna Clark, published by Schiffer.
It profiles 19 artists showing their design process and step by step directions for 19 corresponding projects. There are lots of tips and new techniques to learn along the way. The photos are very detailed and I can't wait to try out the mosaic sculpture that is presented using Styrofoam and plaster strips as a base.
You can enter for your chance to win a copy of this book at the end of this post.
Now back to my Halloween mosaics:
- drawing paper
- disk tempera paint
- acrylic or liquid tempera paint
- disposable foam brush
- oil pastels
- bubble wrap
- black paper
- white school glue
- paper for mounting
Using oil pastels make some stripe, wiggly lines, on your drawing paper.
Paint over your lines with orange disk tempera paint.
Take another piece of paper and paint orange, let dry.
Take a piece of bubble wrap, paint with yellow acrylic or liquid tempera.
Press onto the orange paper you painted.
Look at that gorgeous texture the print adds!
Paint another piece of paper with yellow tempera.
Take a disposable foam brush and cut a notch out of it.
Using orange acrylic or liquid tempera use your brush to paint on stripes.
Take a piece of black paper and draw out your pumpkin shape in white crayon.
Take your painted papers and cut into strips. Cut each strip into shapes, triangles work well.
Using glue or Mod Podge start gluing on your pieces. Let them hang over the edges as you will trim them afterwards. Leave some space between pieces so the black shows up like the grout.
Cover the whole shape.
Flip the shape over and trim off the excess.
Add eyes and a mouth with leftover paper.
Mount on a coloured background and add some oil pastel accents.
Here's a ghost made with painted book pages, painting over masking tape on paper, and a crayon resist paper.
Now on to the giveaway.
Up for grabs is "Mastering Mosaics" by Rayna Clark. published by Schiffer, 2013.
Hardcover, 11"x 8 1/2", 200 colour photos,
Suggested retail $34.99 US
If you would like to enter to win do one of the following:
- leave a comment on this post
- send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- like or leave a comment on this post at my Facebook page
Contest closes on Friday Oct 25th/13 at 11:59pm.
Canadian and US residents only.
Good luck everyone.