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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 22: TORN PAPER STRIPS

EXPLORE DESIGN WITHOUT RULES USING TORN PAPER. THIS TACTILE AND PLAYFUL EXERCISE HAS LIMITLESS DESIGN APPLICATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES. TORN STRIPS OF PAPER FILL A PAGE WITH ROUGH AND JAGGED EDGES, GIVING A PAINTERLY, ABSTRACT EFFECT.

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

Black and white lightweight paper or cardstock for tearing, 10" × 8" (25.4 × 20.3 cm)

Gray heavy cardstock for background, 10" × 8" (25.4 × 20.3 cm)

Inexpensive flat brush for applying decoupage or gel medium

Decoupage or gel medium

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1. Cover your work space with newspaper or large craft paper.

2. Tear strips along the 10" (25.4 cm) side of the ...

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