Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Materials Study: Using the Ephemera Around You
I have a lot of cardboard boxes and a little junk mail but then I found a whole pile of Dwell magazines that the former owners left in the house and decided that would be the obvious choice to play around with. I have just been messing with a hole punch and paper cutter so far.
I did splurge on a nice big jar of matte Mod Podge for all my collage needs.
The studies are meant to be tests to see what we want to use on our self-portrait. We are also supposed to push the limits of the materials we chose and find ways for it to give expression to our self-portrait. I admit, I am struggling with this a little. I have chosen on an image/theme/layout for my portrait but I am not sure how punched out holes express my personality.
I was just gluing down dots and strips of paper here when I realized I liked how it looks to make a bit of fringe on the edge of the paper.
I ran with the texturing and came up with this sort of shag rug look. It took a couple hours just to get this far. I am feeling the pressure to get cracking on my self-portrait but not sure where to start!