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Neon Linear Paper Straw Sculpture - Project #174

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Materials:
Project Kit (see Products Used below steps)
Paint Brush
Scissors
Glue

Materials needed if not using Project Kit:
Fredrix Cut Edge Square Canvas Panel
Neon Acrylic Paints
Paper Art Straws
Paint Brush
Scissors
Glue
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Neon paints make this straw sculpture pop! This project also has an instructional video available!


Steps

  • Step 1
    Using Chromacryl Students' Neon Acrylic, paint 18 straws; 3 each of all 6 colors. Some colors may require more than one coat.
  • Step 2
    Once paint is dry, cut straws to different lengths and glue the first layer of your design on to an 8" square Fredrix Cut Edge Canvas Panel. Using a high quality glue like Aleene's Turbo Tacky Glue will help.
  • Step 3
    Glue more straws on top of the first layer.
  • Step 4
    Continue adding more layers as desired to finish the 3D sculpture.

Products Used

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