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Art Show: Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials

Bird Girl

by Valerie Jeanne

Banner for Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials art show

Art: Bird Girl  by Artist Valerie Jeanne
This is my first painting on a smashed aluminum can. I created it for the EBSQ show, "Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials." After flattening a soft drink can with my foot and a hammer, I lightly sanded the surface, then coated it with clear acrylic gesso. This created a nice "toothy" surface upon which to paint. I then painted the surface with black paint. After that dried, I used a pencil to sketch in my image, then applied layers of acrylic paint to complete the image in bright colors. It was actually fun to paint on such a heavily textured surface, and this project turned out better than I'd hoped.

Detail Image

Detail Image for art Bird Girl

Reverse side of can


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