Non-Traditional Art Materials and Surfaces

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I used leaf stamps and Jacquard Lumiere paint on the heavier lutradur. I let it dry, then I cut them out and blasted them with the heat gun set on HIGH. I straightened them out while they were still hot (yes, I have burnt fingertips to prove it.) I'm not crazy about these. I will probably get out the paints and add a layer of color. These are the lighter weight of lutradur. I discovered that they look much nicer with the heat gun set at the lower setting and some extra patience. The "leaf"…

Embroidering on leaves, by Hillary Fayle: «I began stitching on unconventional materials when I was studying embroidery ... I  began with using found materials and fabric and transgressed to leaves ... I generally try to use renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly materials for my art, so this was an obvious choice.»

Stitch Work

I began stitching on unconventional materials when I was studying embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. I began with using found materials and fabric and tra…

MMU Foundation Course Blog: Non-Traditional Drawing Tools

Non-Traditional Drawing Tools

A set of non-traditional drawing tools: Twig, Wire Wool, Paper Tag, Broccoli, Mushroom Skin, Wood, Coated Wire, Plastic bottle top sealer, Plastic clip, Wire spiral, Mushroom, Glass, Straight Wire, Corrugated cardboard. Drawing of mushroom tool with other tools. Marks made by cardboard tool. Marks made by broccoli tool. Twig drawn by other tools.

Vegetables Picasso

Famous Paintings Recreated

Famous Paintings Recreated using non-traditional materials. These artworks are wonderful in their own right.

Colored Pencil The Scream

Famous Paintings Recreated

Famous Paintings Recreated using non-traditional materials. These artworks are wonderful in their own right.

balloon american gothic

Famous Paintings Recreated

Famous Paintings Recreated using non-traditional materials. These artworks are wonderful in their own right.

Jellybean Girl With a Pearl Earring

Famous Paintings Recreated

Famous Paintings Recreated using non-traditional materials. These artworks are wonderful in their own right.

MonaLisa2

Famous Paintings Recreated

Famous Paintings Recreated using non-traditional materials. These artworks are wonderful in their own right.

Famous Paintings Recreated Using Non-Traditional Art Materials

Famous Paintings Recreated

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Freya Jobbins is an Australian based sculptor and printmaker who creates humanoid busts and portraits using a very non-traditional material – discarded children’s plastic dolls.   It's an artistic exploration...

Humanoid busts and portraits made entirely from discarded children's plastic dolls

Freya Jobbins is an Australian based sculptor and printmaker who creates humanoid busts and portraits using a very non-traditional material – discarded children’s plastic dolls. It's an artistic exploration...

We want to introduce to you the artist Jo Hamilton, Portland-based artist, who creates realistic images of people, animals and various objects using the domestic medium of crochet, and she paints her artworks with non-traditional material: yarn.

The Crochet Portraits of Jo Hamilton - World of the Woman

We want to introduce to you the artist Jo Hamilton, Portland-based artist, who creates realistic images of people, animals and various objects using the domestic medium of crochet, and she paints her artworks with non-traditional material: yarn.

Non Traditional Drawing Tools- Drawing with Sticks

Non Traditional Drawing Tools- Drawing with Sticks

Visit http://thevirtualinstructor.com for more free art lessons. Learn how to create drawings with sticks and stones in this video.

Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Art Conservation

Contemporary Art Conservation

Latex, chocolate, soap, and video game software are just a few of the non-traditional materials that have inspired contemporary artists. While they embrace t...