Two weeks ago we learned a new painting technique at art group. When Anne told us about it, it sounded a bit strange to me – I thought no one would want to hang a picture like that on their walls. Boy was I wrong!
Start off by tearing print sections of newspaper (just bits with writing on – no pictures) into pieces approximately the size of an orange. You can also experiment with larger or smaller pieces I’m sure.
Glue the bits of newspaper onto a large piece of white or black board or paper leaving an edge of at least 1,5 cm’s around the edge as a frame. Overlap the bits so that you don’t get background paper showing through.
leave the news paper as your background and paint a picture just using black and white acrylic paint. Our group painted trees. You can finish off with a glaze to set the picture and paper properly if desired.
Here are some of the results:
- Recycling your Junk Mail – it’s easy! (spreadinformation.wordpress.com)
- Recycled Newspaper Stories (greatgreengoods.com)
- Mixed media art (slowvelder.wordpress.com)
- How to make gift bags from newspaper (nellylikewoah.wordpress.com)