I am very excited about this fun post! (This is nothing new, since I become excited about many things frequently.)
The November '13 issue of Arts & Activities Magazine includes my piece about using either Xerography or Scanography with your own images to distort them.
|A & A is a great magazine for educators!|
For example, this photograph was ideal for experimentation to stretch it out.
|Dark figure on a lighter background.|
Then, if you used a black & white copier, you have the great fun of hand-coloring the prints! Soft pastels, oil pastels, pens, or good colored pencils are the best tools of choice.
|Keep your eyes closed!|
As you can see, the article includes how to make portraits from life, and they can also be distorted or blurred creatively. Of course you can place objects on the scanbed, too.
The finished creations can be framed and displayed, or you can use them in mixed media paintings and collages. I had so much fun exploring these techniques than I ended up with many extra copies, and they won't go to waste!
The ARTS & ACTIVITIES website, bless their hearts, has a bonus feature here for anyone with concerns about using photocopiers. Just scroll down the page to find it.