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Art From Found Materials: Discarded and Natural
Art From Found Materials Discarded and Natural Author:Mary Lou Stribling Working with found and salvaged materials offers today a creative challenge to a tremendous number of contemporary artists and hobbyists who are producing from these discards art objects of the finest quality. — Now, at last, in Art from Found Materials, an expert in this field reveals her proven techniques with many sample projects for fashionin... more »g such objects as wall hangings, sculpture, paintings, murals, panels, jewelry, decorative centerpieces, candleholders, wall chimes, papier-mâché pieces, lamps, holiday decorations, and many others.
Among the many found materials the author uses are threads, fibers, and feathers; fabrics and papers; scrap metals and tin cans; weathered wood; salvaged sheet glass; old bottles and plastic discards; bones, stones, seeds, lava rocks, and other natural materials; clay and plaster.
All the important processes needed to transform found materials into attractive designs are presented step by step. These include the designing itself, cutting and working with materials, enameling, appliqué methods, kiln-firing clay and glass, using metal colorants, making prints and patterns, rubbings, indirect paintings, foil reliefs, silhouettes on glass, impressions in clay and plaster. An appendix gives temperature equivalents of cones, an index of supplies, a bibliography, and a glossary of terms.« less