What is found object art?
Found object art is making something using materials that can't be bought. Using something you already have to make a masterpiece.
What did I make?
I have made a Butterfly Tree.
I used magazines to make the butterflies.
What was my inspiration?
My inspiration were these two pictures.
I thought of how I can make the butterflies using recycled materials. I found a video on YouTube called “Origami paper butterfly”. She used coloured paper to make her butterflies but I wanted to use recycled items so I used magazines to make the butterflies.
Something that went well was making the newspaper ball because the ball I made was very round but it wasn't perfect.
I would change how I’ll make the newspaper ball. It was hard to make it a sphere. Next time I would use a balloon and paper mache it.
This is my plan for my sculpture:
Who I am working with:
Me, myself and I
Where we will work:
Things I need:
2 Paper cups
1 plastic bottles
Not Recycled Items:
Cut the end and the top of the plastic bottle.
Glue a paper cup on each end.
I cannot find a bottle so I'm just gluing the two paper cups together.
Mix an equal amount of white glue and water.
Rip the newspaper into pieces.
Use the white glue and water mixture to glue the ripped newspaper pieces on the paper cups and plastic bottle.
Use the newspaper to make the texture of a bark.
Let it dry.
While it's drying make a large newspaper ball and use masking tape to keep it in a ball shape.
When the glue is dry paint the bark brown.
Paint the ball of newspaper green.
Glue the ball of newspaper that is painted green on the bark.
Make magazine butterflies. This is a video of how I will make them. Butterfly origami I will make about 8-12. I will cut the magazine page 10 by 10 cm.
Glue the butterflies on the green newspaper ball. Till covered