the project in my experimental group was
a watercolor self portrait with wire sewn on.
i don't follow directions very well... i didn't realized that it was to be a self portrait.
didn't take photos along the way so here is a mock up to show the steps.
first we folded a piece of watercolor paper in half and placed it on our table along with a pencil.
the presenter rang a tibetan gong. we closed our eyes and when the ringing stopped,
with our eyes still closed, we drew a self portrait in pencil with our non-dominant hand.
then we opened our eyes and saw some crazy scribblings.
at this point we could correct some of the drawing if we wished. to tell you
the truth, the paintings that we left alone had a lot of charm.
next we added watercolors in blocks and wiped it off right away
so there was barely a stain left on the paper.
we continued to add paint until we were satisfied.
then we took about 4 feet or so of wire and bent it every which way.
i chose to wrap it around my finger forming circles.
after that we sewed the wire on the paper with a needle and
ordinary sewing thread.
then i collaged tissue paper and pattern paper together
with gloss medium.
and glued a copy of the face it to the back of the paper.
i like the muted look, like seeing a memory.
a bit of acrylic brought out her features.
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