Week 9 Challenge: Collage Something You Recycle
What to choose, what to choose? I've been asking myself that all week and I don't think I have ever spent so much time examining my garbage!! I've been thinking of mermaids lately since I am heading to the islands next week so when I came across the labels from bottled water, the transparency was so tempting! I peeled the labels off the bottles and cut them into wavy strips to simulate, well, the sea!
Then I painted a little mermaid. I made her in two parts so I could make her look like she was popping out of the waves and taking a jealous peek at all the girls on the beach who had legs! (I have a vivid imagination at 1:00am!) I used gouache which I am still experimenting with so she's a little rough, but I like her.
I used a glue stick to tack down the plastic "waves" and tucked her tail behind one of the pieces. I continued to layer waves and body parts until I had my mermaid successfully bobbing in the water. Once finished, I tied up loose ends with more glue, trimmed off extra pieces and washi-ied her right into my planner! So fun!
Thanks for stopping by to play today! I can't wait to see what awesomeness you all come up with! Don't forget to visit the rest of the Art to the 5th Artist Blogs for even more inspiration! Happy Documenting!
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