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March 8, 2015

WHAT A RELIEF......SORT OF.

This post concludes a series of three, for making simple, relief-like projects using basic craft supplies and materials.  This one, more appropriately, falls under the category of mixed-media collage or assemblage...... let the fine art police come after me and roll me in tacky glue and glitter.

Fetch your Mod Podge (or any preferred decoupage medium), a panel to create your masterpiece on, some corrugated cardboard and some tracing paper.  I first decoupaged my panel with vintage book pages.  You may like to do the same, or you can just paint your background.  Sketch out a simple design on the cardboard, cut it out, then glue it onto your panel.  I cut out my rooster profile in individual sections, then glued it down, allowing a little bit of space in between each section.   Decoupage over the entire piece with a sheet of tracing paper.  Work the tracing paper into any grooves by using your fingernail, a butter knife or a scoring tool.  When dry, give the entire surface a good sanding using a fine grit sanding block.
©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson
I added a little twinkle to my rooster's eye.  I think he's very handsome.  And cocky.  I may have to make him a pretty little mate.
©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
I hope you found this, along with my two previous posts, very "reliefing".  Be sure to visit the other two if you haven't done so already.  Feel free to mix and match my techniques for an even more pleasurable, creative and experimental experience.

Now, go create like nobody's watching.

Chances are that nobody is........, except for your cat.

2 comments:

  1. Love all three of your tutorials for relief methods:) I love a bas relief art project. You've inspired me to think about a twist for an upcoming project... Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, Wendi. I'm so glad my posts triggered an idea for you to explore, yourself.

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