Sunday, January 27, 2013



From the middle of the totem-stick

Top detail

Bottom detail

I used 3 boxes and paper mache to make the
long thin stick. I primed it with primer and then colored it with
acrylic paint. I used a dry brush to layer the colers on
lightly and create variation.
The raised figure and triangles and rectangles
are cut from styrofoam trays that
meats and poultry come packaged in
at the grocery store.
I used primer on them after they were washed and
dried and let the primer dry completely.
I used a sharp (key word being sharp...a dull x-acto
will tear the edges of the styrofoam) x-acto knife
and cut the figure shape and the other simple shapes.
I painted the shapes with different colors before
 I applied them to the
I used white glue to attach
 and after they were dry I went over the
top surfaces with more dry brush colors to add
visual texture.
I also added some hot-melt glue circles 
around the dancing figure for more interest. 

Next, I'm working on recycled pizza box squares .....

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