|The artist at work|
This is our second project-of-the-week from MaryAnn Kohl's First Art book, and it was a hit with both of us. This is our first experience with collage (one of the five types of art we'll be exploring along with painting, printing, making marks and sculpture) using the sticky side of Contact paper as a base!
I taped down the paper using painter's tape, and then gave him an assortment of doodads to add: hoarded tissue paper from a gift bag of the past, puzzle pieces that are a lost cause as a puzzle and have been hanging out on our living room floor for a week, the bingo markers that came with the dollar-store loteria set and a bunch of punched-out holes from various documents.
The Contact paper worked much better as an adhesive base than I would have expected--most of the stuff actually stuck!--but it wasn't so sticky that it was going to stick to a wall, never to be separated again.
We'll do this one again someday, especially since I have many many feet left on that roll of Contact paper!
P.S. I would be remiss if I didn't use this space to mention that MaryAnn Kohl is alive, kicking and pinning up a storm on Pinterest!