Cyber Studio: Layered Landscapes

Artist Nadia Liz Estella, featured in the Personal Landscapes exhibition at MAM, teaches us how to use fresh foliage to create a colorful work of art.

 

You'll need:

  • Paper
  • Hammer/Malet
  • Wax Paper
  • Wildflowers Grass Leaf Clippings
  • SPAM PAPER (NEWSPAPER/ ENVELOPES/ MAGAZINES/ TISSUE PAPER)
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Brush 
  • Toothpick
  • Yarn

 

Directions:

  1. Lay-out flowers and on Mixed Media Paper.
  2. Place the Wax paper on top of flowers and carefully hammer them into the paper to transfer the pigment onto paper. Place glue on any pieces that are left behind but you want to keep.
  3. Cut leaves and shapes from SPAM PAPER to incorporate onto your design. Glue “leaves” on design … Let Dry.
  4. Outline your design work with Markers
  5. Use a damp brush to lightly go over your outline to create a watercolor effect.
  6. Use a toothpick to thread yarn into your design.
  7. ENJOY!