MAKE YOUR FABRIC ART MASTERPIECE
Time: A Week Complexity: Easy
1. CREATE YOUR CANVAS
1a. Your collage can be as big or small as you want. However, make sure that the aspect ratio remains constant so your picture looks right. For instance, the digital image of my Vardi painting was 507 pixels wide by
337 pixels high, making the aspect ratio 507/337 = approximately 1. 5. Since I wanted my “painting” to be
45" wide to fit on my wall, my canvas needed to be 45" wide by 30" high, to keep the aspect ratio the same
(45/30 = 1. 5).
1b. Once you’ve calculated your
dimensions, measure them out on the
foamboard and posterboard with a
ruler, then cut them to size using the
X-Acto knife. If the posterboard is not
big enough, use the masking tape to
tape 2 or 3 pieces together. I wanted
to create 3 layers — the background,
the yellow halo background, and the
musicians themselves — so I repeated
the posterboard sizing 3 times. The
decision to use layers is up to you.
2. TRACE THE PAINTING
2a. Using masking or duct tape, tape
your posterboard “canvas” to a wall.
Then connect your computer to the
projector, and project your digital image onto the posterboard. You will need
to adjust the distance of the projector
to ensure that your image fits perfectly
onto the posterboard. In addition, be
sure the projector is not tilted, or the
image will be distorted.