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Project #1: Tissue paper landscape

Wednesday, 9 January 2008 by Irene Hoofs

What you will need:
*1 sheet of clear acetate 8.5 x 11in. (or A4 sheet)
*1 sheet 8.5 x 11 in. cardstock (any colour)
*scraps of various colours of tissue paper
*a black or white china marker
*clear tape and scissors
This project is looking at the different aspects of landscape – background, middle-ground, and foreground.
step one:
..cut the acetate with the scissors in four sections – each piece will measure 4.25 x 5.5 in...fold the cardstock in half and cut an opening with the scissors 3.5 x 5 in. and give the entire frame a 1 in. border.  The folded back will help the image stand up.
step two:
..start with the background...rip up the various colours of tissue into different sizes and proceed to glue the tissue onto the first sheet of acetate.  Sometimes your fingers can get sticky so you can put the glue stick directly onto the acetate instead of the tissue.  Try layering contrasting colours to create depth.
..proceed with the middle ground using the same method
..proceed with the foreground using the same method
..as an optional step:
..the fourth sheet of acetate is for the front of the image – you can use a china marker or a permanent marker to draw an image of a tree or a house or animals.

When finished layer the different pieces of acetate together and use the clear tape to mount on the inside of the window that you cut out in step one.  It would look lovely framed and done in groups.  You can try doing the different seasons as a grouping.

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