Creating Our Self Portraits
What you'll need
Glue Stick
Construction Paper
Assorted Collage Papers
Scissors
Select one piece of paper as the background. It can be any color you would like.
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Gather up some collage materials.
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Look at your sketch and start cutting out shapes and pieces to begin creating the scene you drew.
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You can also draw on the paper to give added detail. Oil pastels and crayons work great for that!
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Keep cutting out all the shapes you need. **Do not glue anything yet! **
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Take your printed photo and carefully cut around your portrait.
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Next, arrange your cut out shapes and portrait to create the image you like.
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Remove all of the small pieces and glue down the large shapes that are in the back of the picture.
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You can also color on white paper to create your own collage materials. I used oil pastels and crayons to create a new texture for a plant.
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You can now start gluing down the small pieces on top of the background.
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Use the patterned paper and fabric to add small details on top of your collage.
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Add your finishing touches to your portrait using drawing materials. Think about images or patterns that might complete your work.
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