Fourth graders learned about the artist Romare Bearden, who was famous for his collages. After viewing many of his collages and discussing how he created them, students created their own collages. Fourth graders created a tag board print of a character. Then students used collage to create a world for their character to live in. Students used magazines, wallpaper, construction paper, and fabric to create their collages. A link to National Gallery of Art for interactive activity.
The fourth card I made with background stamps was my favorite. I used Hero Arts Flower Wallpaper stamp on Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper, stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Stampin Stuff Clear Embossing Powder. I applied Distress inks with Tsukineko Sponge Daubers. The following inks were used: Picket Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Spun Sugar, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Mustard Seed. Using a water bottle a fine mist of water was…
In 2011, Eco-Impressionist Grant Manier created this fourth piece as an addition to his first signature collage series of butterflies. Using recycled wallpaper, magazines, and fabric paint Grant used over 2000 pieces of recycled paper to create this art of colorful beauty. http://www.GrantsEcoArt.com
250 year old wallpaper uncovered at Woburn Abbey—The Telegraph. The Duke imported the luxury wallcovering from China but after his death in 1771 it was papered over and forgotten until the recent discovery of an invoice dated 1751. Click image to read full article.