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How to Recycle a Magazine

Posted by Alma Stoller from Manhattan, Kansas, United States • Published See Alma Stoller's 5 projects »
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  • How to make gift wrap. Magazine Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pull out seven pages from a magazine. This makes a sturdy canvas.

  • How to make gift wrap. Magazine Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stack them up and use double-sided tape to adhere one page to the other.

  • How to make gift wrap. Magazine Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Machine stitch the entire stack.

  • How to make gift wrap. Magazine Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use gel medium ( I use Golden Regular Gel Matte) to adhere other images.
    Cover up any logos or identifiable images.
    Let it dry.

  • How to make gift wrap. Magazine Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Gesso over the paper canvas.

  • How to make gift wrap. Magazine Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Blot out some of the gesso here and there.
    The idea is to blur and muddy up the image and text.
    Let it completely dry, then paint it with an acrylic paint.

  • How to make gift wrap. Magazine Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Here I've painted most in white, one in pink and one in yellow.
    Now the canvas is ready for you to paint your original art.
    RECYCLE, REUSE, REINVENT

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