In this class we explored the work of Jasper Johns again and had a blast creating a mixed media piece. After looking at Johns' work and discussing his layering techniques as well as the concepts of contrast and warm and cool colors we set out to create some papers.
1. We took a large paper and added papers from newspapers, magazines, and books to make the first layer. Then we painted over this layer in either warm or cool colors.
2. Once that was dry we came back in with oil pastels and added some depth by rubbing them along the edges of our collage.
3. We did the same process to a smaller paper as in step one, only we used the opposite color scheme. (so if our large/background paper was in cool colors our small/foreground paper was in warm colors)
4. We created a template for lettering or any other symbol we wanted to use. We cut these out to create a stensil and used the stencil on the smaller foreground paper.
5. Once our symbols were traced onto our foreground paper we cut them out and applied them to our back ground paper.
Here are some of the fantastic results!