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Cardboard Art

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Ideas for construction lessons - Irish Primary Teacher

Materials As much as possible I try to use recyclable materials for construction art lessons. I source these from Recreate or ask the children to bring things in from home. Recyclable materials Bottles Caps Cardboard boxes (cereal/shoeboxes etc.) Wrapping paper Scrap paper Containers (yoghurt pots/egg cartons) Other materials Tin foil Scissors Foam sheets Stickers Crepe paper Pipe

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Cheryl Cochran on Instagram: “I need to get back to these pigeons soon. The spontaneity and fun of them is refreshing and my cardboard stash is overflowing. #pigeon…”

Cheryl Cochran shared a photo on Instagram: “I need to get back to these pigeons soon. The spontaneity and fun of them is refreshing and my…” • See 2,866 photos and videos on their profile.

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Printing Projects

Get a head start making your own custom-designed texture plates for Round Gelli® plates by beginning with pre-cut cardboard cake circles! Watch this video and see how easy it is to create texture plates for monoprinting using these corrugated cardboard circles. The baking aisles in craft stores are stocked with a number of products that have potential use in printmaking — and it's a fun place to get ideas. What captured my attention were the cardboard cake circles! The sizes are just right for making texture plates for the round Gelli® Plates! Corrugated cardboard is like a springboard for the imagination! There are countless ways to create textures on a cardboard substrate for printing. Plus, corrugated cardboard's unique layered and laminated structure means you can carve interesting designs in it, then pull back the top layer to reveal striped areas! Let's explore that process! All you need for carving cardboard texture plates is a craft knife with a sharp blade, a cutting mat, and a pointed tool. The cardboard cake circles I bought are regular corrugated cardboard with brown kraft paper on one side — and shiny white paper on the other. After experimenting with cutting and printing both sides, I found the regular brown cardboard side printed the best and resulted in the crispest images. So that's what I recommend. You can work freehand, or draw your design on the cardboard first and cut along the drawn lines. Don't cut all the way through the bottom layer — just the top. I tend to cut through the corrugated layer too — it's hard to avoid — and that's okay. It also helps to mark the sections you want to remove. Cut your design through the top layer of the cardboard with a craft knife. Then remove sections of the top layer of paper — revealing the stripes below. To remove a cut section of the top layer of the cardboard — carefully pull it up. It helps to slip a pointed tool, like a knitting needle or an awl, into a 'valley' under the area you wish to remove. That helps lift the paper — revealing the striped corrugated paper underneath. TIP: The top paper does not usually come off cleanly. So, while pulling the paper up, I run an awl or knitting needle along the edge of the 'mountains' to help release the paper. A tweezer comes in very handy to pull up any small or stubborn remaining pieces. As you're tearing and removing the top paper, you may want to leave some of the peeled paper remnants that stick to the corrugated 'mountain' part of the cardboard. The torn paper remnants can create a more organic look in your prints. You can also trace a stencil onto the cardboard and use that as your guide for carving the cardboard! Cut along the lines and remove the top layer of paper — leaving the areas that are the 'holes' in the stencil — to create your pattern. Add layers! Cardstock, chipboard, or manila folders are all great paper materials to use for adding shapes to your cardboard substrate. You want to be sure to glue any papers securely to the cardboard so they don't come off while printing. Tacky glue works well. You can create interesting printed images by gluing torn paper, hand-cut shapes, die-cuts and punched pieces to your cardboard plate. Punching holes into the cardboard plate with an awl will create dots in your printed image. Printing with cardboard plates: Apply acrylic paint to your Gelli® plate and roll into thin layer with a brayer. Press your cardboard plate firmly into the wet paint — and remove. Place your printing paper on the Gelli® plate, rub to transfer the paint — and pull your print! The paints used for all of these prints are Amsterdam Standard Series acrylics. They have a fabulous line of colors — one of my favorites is Pewter. It's a beautiful metallic — and great when layering with other colors! If you're into neon brights — check out their Reflex colors! The final pull on this print is toned with a solid sheer layer of Reflex Rose. Seriously vibrant! When working in layers with the same texture plate, as you press the cardboard plate into wet paint on the Gelli® plate, each layer is usually a bit out of registration. That can create a 'drop shadow' effect, which gives the print a dimensional look. Very cool! It's so satisfying to make your own unique cardboard texture plates! And cardboard is everywhere! Keep your eye out for round cardboard packaging! It's a great find when you come across it :) Cardboard texture plates are sturdy and can be used over and over! And the prints are so wonderful!! Try it! Eventually, the cardboard texture plates can become so layered with paint they develop a beautiful patina — and you may want to use them as collage material. They can even be a finished piece of art — as is! THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!! Winner is Camille G-H! Our FABULOUS giveaway is a complete kit for making exciting ROUND prints with DIY cardboard texture plates! The Prize Kit includes: 1 - 8" Round Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate 1 - 6" Round Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate 1 - 4" Round Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate 10 - Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylic Paint - 120 ml Tubes 1 - Speedball® 4" Soft Rubber Pop-in Brayer 1 - 6 in. Wilton® Cake Circles - pkg. 10 count 1 - 8 in. Wilton® Cake Circles - pkg. 12 count 1 - 10 in. Wilton® Cake Circles - pkg. 12 count 1 - X-Acto Gripster™ Knife 1 - Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed Media Monoprinting Without a Press - 144 page book signed by author, Joan Bess To enter the giveaway, click on the red "ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE" button below! (This will ensure that we can contact the winner and that entries are limited to one per person. One winner will be selected from all the entries via a random number generator to receive this very special giveaway!) Entries will be accepted until noon EST Monday, June 22nd, 2015. Our lucky winner will be contacted by email and announced here on the blog and on our Facebook page no later than 5pm EST on June 22nd, 2015! ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!! . Remember, we now have Gelli® partners all over the world, so it's easier than ever to find a Gelli® retailer near you! Good Luck and Happy Printing! Materials Used In Today's Blog: 4" Round Gelli® Plate 6" Round Gelli® Plate 8" Round Gelli® Plate Wilton® 6" Cake Circles Wilton® 8" Cake Circles Wilton 10" Cake Circles X-Acto Gripster Knife Creative Mark Cutting Mat Clover Bamboo Knitting Needles 110 lbs Cardstock Chipboard Manila Folders Tacky Glue Clover Straight Tailor's Awl Amsterdam® Standard Series Acrylic

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Camel automaton

I am a Scottish artist living in the East Lothian coastal town of Musselburgh. I am a graduate of Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Fine Art Printmaking. The inspiration for my drawing and printmaking comes from the wildlife and scenery in East Lothian and Edinburgh. My Cards and prints, all of which…

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50 Crafts for Teens To Make and Sell

Looking for some cool crafts teens can make and sell for extra cash? Whether you are a teenager, tween or even an adult looking for some fun, cool and easy ways to make some extra money, there are tons of awesome craft ideas you can make and sell. Simple DIYs are often some of the cutest, and we found some of the best tutorials around for the best crafts you can sell for profit. Check out these cool step by step tutorials for fun room decor, easy DIY gift ideas, fun fashion accessories, school supplies and more. Teens will love

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How to Construct and Deconstruct a Cardboard Journal with Guest Artist Michelle Ward - Somerset Place: The Official Blog of Stampington & Company

Reconstruct a stunning upclycled cardboard journal with an exclusive step-by-step tutorial with the talented artist Michelle Ward.

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Stockholm-l’artiste Nina Lindgren a créé un carton sculpture nommée ” Ville Flottante’.

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