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Bristol Rod Sculptures - Project #155

Time: 2-4 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Materials:
Vellum Bristol
Hammer
Wooden Plaques
Gouache
Scissors or Craft Knife
Tacky Glue
Ball Point Pen
Cutting Mat
Black Acrylic
Paint Brush
Ruler
Nails
Print Page



Use vellum bristol to create a sculpture!


Steps

  • Step 1
    With a hammer, pound a nail into wood plaque. The nail will anchor the sculpture and can be placed in any location, at any angle, you desire.
  • Step 2
    Take a 9x12" sheet of bristol and cut it into six 2x9" pieces. Measure and mark out 1/2" increments on the 2x9" pieces, as shown. Next score the bristol with ball point pen and ruler by making three lines on the 1/2" increments. Using the score lines, fold into a triangle shape and glue.
  • Step 3
    Glue the first full-length rod to the nail located on the wood plaque. Allow glue to dry.
  • Step 4
    Cut the additional rods into a variety of lengths and glue into place to finish the sculpture. Let glue dry. Paint the wood plaque with black acrylic.
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    Optional Tip 1
    Paint some of the bristol rods with gouache to add a vibrant pop of color to the sculpture.

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