Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Virtual Refrigerator - Aged Map Art

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Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator art link-up hosted by Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Welcome to the Virtual Refrigerator art link-up! Thank you for joining us as we share what we're creating in our homeschools. We cordially invite you to add your link sharing artwork that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges too! The Virtual Fridge link-up is open all month, with anchor posts planned for each Wednesday (although during the summer, that may not always happen!).

My artist is away this week and we've been on summer break so today I'm sharing an art project from several years ago.

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - how to create a map that looks like an antique!

We started with blackline world maps, which we labelled and colored. Then we tore the edges, folded the maps up as small as we could, and sharply creased the folds. We hoped to give the maps a well-used and somewhat tattered look.

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

After unfolding the maps, we placed them in a tray and covered them in strong tea.

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

After a good soaking with the tea, and while the paper was still wet, we crumpled the maps and allowed them to dry overnight. In the morning we gently flattened them out. The tea stained the paper where it hadn't been colored, making it look aged. This might have worked better with a different kind of paper that would have soaked up the tea better - we used regular copy paper.

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

And finally, we "painted" the maps with a thin coat of vegetable oil. After that had dried, the maps looked aged and brittle. We mounted them on construction paper to display on our timeline wall.

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Aged Map Art on the Virtual Refrigerator, an art link-up on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

This post is adapted from my original Virtual Fridge on July 18, 2013 - Virtual Refrigerator: Aged Map Art - and the art project came from the book Geography Through Art by Sharon Jeffus and Jamie Aramini.




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1 comments:

Mother of 3 said...

What a fun project!

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