So the artwork I said I would be sharing with you today is actaully not done. Things have been super busy on my end, but I will work on it tonight and hopefully have it done by Fridays post.
This is actually a project I created over 2 years ago as a part of a The CSI Projects. The challenge was to create/decorate with letters or words. I knew straight away I wanted to create something using the first letter in my sisters name, A, my dog’s name, C, and my name, T.
I found a pretty awesome post, DIY Paper Mache Letters @ Green Zebra Crafts, which is a tutorial for paper mache letters. I got really carried away with this projects, being the awesome blogger I am, so I am missing from photo steps. The link however has an awesome tutorial, so if you are stuck, you should check it out.
- I started by drawing a letter on cardboard. I cut it out and then traced it on to another piece of cardboard. I ended up having two pieces, one for the front and one for the back.
- I then cut out long strips of cardboard in the same width. There is no right or wrong answer on how thick they should be, because it really depends on what thickness you want your letter to be.
- Then started taping the strips to the side of the cardboard, in a 90 degree angle. I continued around the sides. Then taped the top to sides closing it up.
- The letter is complete
- I started by making a paste by mixing flour, water and a bit of salt. I would just say you have to experiment with adding a bit at a time. Then a had strips of newspaper and used the paste to attach it to the letters. I let it dry then put another layer on.
- When everything was dry I painted the back and side a dark grey and the front a light grey.
It was more time-consuming that what I though, but I loved the end result. Would I do it again? Yes probably some time in the future, but I would not be making multiple pieces at once.Do you have done any similar projects using the letters of your family members? I would love to take a look, so paste a link in the comment box so I can check it out!