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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 25: PAINTING WITH SCISSORS

IN THIS EXERCISE, WE EXPLORE LIVELY COMPOSITIONS WITH CUT PAPER SHAPES SUCH AS CIRCLES, TRIANGLES, HALF-MOONS, AND MORE. ALTHOUGH THE SHAPES ARE SO SIMPLE, THEY HAVE GRAPHIC POWER WHEN USED IN MULTIPLES. KEEP A FEW SMALL BOXES WITH CUT SHAPES TO PLAY WITH IF YOU NEED INSPIRATION.

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

Scissors

White craft paper, heavy cardstock, or Bristol

Craft knife

Black craft paper or heavy cardstock

Inexpensive flat brush for applying decoupage or gel medium

Decoupage or gel medium

Straightedge

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

2. With scissors, cut 26 circles ...

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