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Tv #1 how to create a still-life collage


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Tv #1 how to create a still-life collage

  1. 1. How to Create a Still Life Collage: Vase of Flowers Watch “Lori Krein’s Art Studio” San Jose Comcast Channel 15 Thursdays at 6PM! Or watch streaming video… Type Lori Krein in the Name field
  2. 2. Intro <ul><li>I’ve always been a creative person, but I was never good at drawing. Once I discovered collage, I never looked back. </li></ul><ul><li>The most common questions about collage are about where to get the specialty art papers. At the end of this ebook, there is a list of resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Send me photos of you work! I will put them on my website. Here’s your chance to share your creations with the world! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Email me at [email_address] , or contact me through my website, </li></ul>
  3. 3. Supplies and Prep <ul><li>You will need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty/decorative art papers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plastic box frame, canvas, or any hard surface. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scissors, paintbrushes, acrylic matte medium, paper towels, small container of water, rag or old towel. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To prepare for this project, cover a table with newspaper or an old tablecloth. </li></ul><ul><li>Wear an apron or old clothing. </li></ul>Canvas, plastic box frame or other hard surface Specialty art papers Acrylic Matte Medium
  4. 4. Step 1: Prepare the Backround <ul><li>Cut the background papers into squares, or cut it slightly larger than the box frame or canvas. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply thin coat of glue to the paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Place onto surface, smoothing it out with your finger or brush to remove all the air bubbles! Don’t forget to do the sides unless you plan on framing the piece. </li></ul>I chose a light colored rice paper with a few small inclusions of green particles.
  5. 5. Step 2: Cut out the Flowers <ul><li>After covering the entire background, cut out your flowers, stems, leaves, and vase. Use different shades of one color, or mix it up and use a variety of colors! </li></ul><ul><li>I usually draw the shape on the paper, lightly, with a pencil, before cutting. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 3: Begin Gluing <ul><li>Next, glue the stems onto the background. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, glue on the vase. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, add the flowers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 4: Add Details <ul><li>Continue adding more flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>Then add the leaves and the middle of the flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also decorate the vase if you want. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 5: Finishing Touches <ul><li>After your collage has dried, add a thin coat of water-based polyurethane. I like to use gloss, but matte works too. Mod Podge also works great! </li></ul><ul><li>If you used a plastic box frame, replace the cardboard backing so you can hang your artwork on the wall. If you used something else as your canvas, you will need to add a hanger onto the back. </li></ul><ul><li>Congratulations, your DONE! Now, wrap your creation and give it as a gift or hang it in your home and enjoy! </li></ul>
  9. 9. More Examples <ul><li>More examples of still-life flower collages. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>Decorative Art Paper: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Other art supplies (canvas, glue, brushes, matte medium, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Michaels </li></ul><ul><li>Aaron Brothers </li></ul><ul><li>Utrecht </li></ul><ul><li>Dick Blick </li></ul>But which papers should you buy?? Over the years, I have learned what work best for me by trial and error. But my favorites are Lokta, Japanese Lace, Mulberry, Thai Mango, and Banana paper.
  11. 11. Thanks! <ul><li>I hope you enjoyed this ebook! </li></ul><ul><li>Watch my TV show, “Lori Krein’s Art Studio” </li></ul><ul><li>Thursdays, 6PM, Comcast channel 15, in San Jose, CA or online </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Type Lori Krein in the “title” field. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Friend me on Facebook, Lori Krein Studios </li></ul><ul><li>All Rights Reserved. </li></ul><ul><li>Copywrite 2011, Lori Krein Studios </li></ul>