Mono Print

Metallic Glue Relief

Tissue Paper Painting

Crayon Etching

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Robie" Revisited

Here's the finished version of the robot box sculpture I wrote about in an earlier post. This young sculptor made "Robie" special by adding great details after it was painted. I love the way the eyes pop out because of the light blue painted outline around the googly eyes.

When adding details such as buttons or fabric to your sculpture, it's best to use a craft glue for extra hold. I've had good results with Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. It holds collage items well, and it dries nearly clear. Also, adding line details with paint markers on top of dry painted areas can be very effective.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Recycled Boxes: One Cool Cat

There's more than one way to sculpt a cat! Here's the way one five year old artist used his imagination plus boxes to build a cat sculpture. At first, when he started construction, he kept joking that he made a "chair-cat," because of the flat back, head and four legs! But by the time he finished, it looked unmistakably cat-like, whiskers and all.

The whimsical colors and patterns make this sculpture unique. When you create art, think of the ways you can make your work look special. Add details and design. Add color, line and texture. Add fabric and buttons. Make your art the way nobody else would do theirs.