What do acrylic paint, PVA Glue & Glitter all have in common? They are all made from plastic! For our next and final unit in college, we are going to make a neckwear piece entirely out of plastic and it has to look beautiful. It can’t look like it’s been made out of discarded plastic materials so I am trying to come up with ways to use plastics in a creative way.
I have been experimenting with creating chunks of plastic out of dried paint & PVA glue but I think that the final pieces are going to take days to dry. I wanted to take some photographs to include in my sketchbook if the experiment work. the photographs turned out 100x better than I ever could have imagined, and I’m no photographer!.
I was amazed at how beautiful it looks. I love how the PVA glue has caused the paint the separate and the glitter has stuck together to make swirls in the liquid. I am so glad I decided to take these photographs. It just doesn’t look as good in real life.
I am actually really glad I don’t know anything about photography. I was just selecting random settings on my camera and shooting pictures when I couldn’t even see the screen properly. Some of the pictures turned out extremely light and some pictures came out dark and grungy. I love how the dark images look, it really brings out the glitter. I wish these images were all the same size but I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.
I don’t think that these samples are going to turn out right. They seem very thin and the consistency of the paint and glue are just too different, they don’t seem to have mixed well. I don’t think I would mind if it didnt work out as I still got a great result out of them, just in a different way. Also, I apologise for this blog post being a complete and total mess. I am still learning how to do this whole blog thing.