You might like to sandwich two pieces of wood to make a thicker block. Cut the panty hose. JW Julie Whelihan Mar 30, Paint over the panty hose with white glue or acrylic plaster. Try to make the panty hose as tight as possible without causing a run. Make sure the paint is even, and that it looks nice. Continue to work the hose down over the wire and over the wooden block.
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It's very hard to modify the sculpture after this step, so make sure you have it the way you want it before hand. If you're feeling ambitious, you can add a second hanger for the other two holes to design your shape. You can either cover the extra pair of holes or just don't punch those. Paint over the dry glue with acrylic paint. More success stories All success stories Hide success stories. Then students paint it using acrylics don't use tempera- it ends up cracking, a least it did with me. Keep the holes small, so that the end of the hanger will be able to fit in it snugly without coming out.
Encourage students to explore a variety of finishes--"stone" finishes can be interesting, as can paints that will make the surface appear to be metal or wood. I followed the lesson step-by-step and it worked brilliantly. Don't cut this off yet, however, or the panty hose will come loose. Once the white glue is dry, you can cut the extra panty hose off of the bottom.
Description: Throw out the side that is open on both sides. I am a huge glitter fan and I 'train' students how to glitter-ize efficiently. It's a great lesson for introducing the concept of Abstract art. Now I know I have to do this with my students! Thursday, April 19, Abstract Sculptures using Stockings.