I was looking to try a new medium while creating a pet portrait. Well, I was looking through Pinterest, which is my favorite ever changing magazine and I came across a picture of a rooster done in ripped paper…..WOW it was beautiful. So like most artsy fartsy people, I thought I could do that and started making a plan. Of course the bonus was that it was going to be a project my husband of 25 years and I could do together. YEAH 🙂
I gathered a lot of discarded magazines and found an old piece of paneling, that we had just removed from the walls in our bathroom remodel. I decided to use glue sticks to adhere. Not sure that would work but I wanted to have something that was super easy to use and I figured it wouldn’t bleed through the paper, as it was made for paper, right? I prepped the board by painting it with a light straw colored primer (because that is what we had on hand). Since this was my first try at this, my objective was to spend very little, so if it was not great I wouldn’t feel bad if it was discarded.
I was so please that my husband dug in without much understanding of what we were doing. We ripped, cut and pasted… it was really relaxing and a wonderful bonding time for us. We still have a great deal to go, but I am super excited on how it is progressing and I wanted to share it with you. Of course when it is completed I will repost and give you the low down on how we added the final touches…..