Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Paste Paper Collages

I had fun playing Paste Paper Collages with one of my Art Teacher Besties, Shawny, this summer.  She taught an awesome summer workshop at Friends University in Wichita. I became hooked on playing with all of the paper scrappies she had her students make to create collages with.  The paste papers were created by mixing cheap acrylic paint and Elmer's paper mache art paste. Then you paint a layer of color on heavy paper, let it dry, then layer another color on top, and before it drys, creatively scrape into it with a tool. When one side is dry, you can do the other side and double your choices!!! Other papers were water color drippage play or shaving cream prints. 

Since the papers were already made for me, I could just spend time playing collage. It was fun mixing and matching colors and patterns and thinking up different compositions. These came together fairly quickly that way, adding string and other actual textured papers to finish.

This could be a fun way to use up all of your extra scrappies and give students who finish early something creative to do. They could create the papers for themselves or make them available for others and then collage from there.

You can find out more info on creating Paste Papers here.

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