Friday, July 29, 2011

WYCINANKA: Modern "Eagles Guarding the American Flag"

The subject for this paper cut was "Patriotism".  I wanted to show the American flag in my cutting and decided to make two identical Bald Eagles to fly in front of the flag.  The mountains were made with pastel chalk that was colored along the edge of ripped pieces of newsprint paper.  I then rubbed the pastel colors with tissues onto the background to create the mountain effect.  Everything else was cut out of colored paper.  I especially liked the idea of having the Eagles' wings spread out onto the matting.

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