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Topic: Magazine Mural - Sunrise over the Mountains  (Read 6522 times)
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« on: February 22, 2008 02:28:59 PM »

This mural is made out of magazine pieces glued to cardboard.  The mural grew out of the need I had at my last rental, to decorate a really big wall without wanting to spend a large amount of money to decorate when renting.  I had helped out at a summer camp where we had decorated frames with magazine strips.  So that technique grew into an idea of a mural of mountains with the sun rising over them (because what can be more beautiful?)  My roommate at the time has an Art Studio degree.  So she had the idea for the staggered posters.  Also, she drew out with pencil the design and told me were to shade with the colors.  I then cut pieces of magazine and glued them on with rubber cement.

The Sunrise:

Even closer, I like it that some of the pictures are of trees!

There is hair, and bread, and nuts in the mountain!

Since this is made on poster board, it is not very durable for moving.  If anyone has ideas for how I can preserve this, I would appreciate it.

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2008 02:33:36 PM »

That is so sweet! I like making magazine collages but have never tried one on such a large scale.

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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2008 02:36:18 PM »

maybe you can sandwich them between acrylic and clip the edges like those frames at Ikea?

These are really pretty btw!


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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 03:37:13 PM »

Wow, that is amazing!

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008 03:40:08 PM »

That's really awesome!

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008 03:43:58 PM »

Perhaps glue the backs on to cardboard.

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008 04:27:53 PM »

Are you worried about yellowing and fading? It's kind of a custom item because of the shape, so you could try talking to a local framing shop or something - they might have suggestions. Once you accommodate the shape, go for acid-free adhesives and the kind of acrylic or glass that protects the art from UV rays (this is cobbled together from a few vague memories of my brother's stint in an art store, so you should probably check with the framing people on all this).

Beautiful piece - I love the mosaic quality!
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2008 12:43:20 PM »

This is so awsome!

I had to do a mosaic with paper way back when in 7th grade...obviously it looked no where as good as this! It reminds me of one of those posters you see thats a big picture made up of a bunch of little tiny pictures.

Maybe frame each individual section?

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That looks like it took forever.
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008 04:34:17 AM »

This is an incredible piece of art that yo should for sure find a way to preserve.  Smiley

If you could have two glass pieces to enclose each one between so it does not take away from the art itself.

You may have created your own art form.


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