This project is not difficult at all, but the results are striking!
- Next, let's add color to this thing. You COULD paint the back side with acrylics, as shown in this previous post. OR you can do it this way, with colored art paper! Lay tracing paper over the front side of the transparency, and trace all the shapes that you wish to be colored.
I'm tracing the mask shapes here, onto thin paper.
5. Use the tracing paper shapes in a sandwich to cut out colored art papers, and arrange the colorful shapes on a sturdy background the size of your transparency (or larger).
6. As you glue the colored paper to the background, keep checking with your transparency that they are in position. When they are dried in place, adhere the transparency (shiny side up of course) on top. All done!
|Original photo and mixed media art copyright Paula Guhin|