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Now were going to let these air dry for a little bit and just enough so they stiffen up a little bit. Well it looks like our water is dry and when you start to playing out your main role a few suggestions might be helpful. One you want to try and group things together, you don’t want to have things just randomly placed allover because one of the things about a piece of art is that compositionally it works better if things are kind of organized groups instead of just having a random placement of objects.
So easiest thing to do is kind of start at the bottom and start placing our seaweed like things and because this is three dimensional you can kind of lay those things so that one thing overlaps another. And what we are going to do—eventually is the things that are in front of something else are going to go on these little wooden blocks and they’ll be hot glued to them and then they’ll actually be placed above. So it kind of sets them above the other objects and the object its underneath it will just be hot glued straight to the board.
So its pretty simple, concept its just kind of a three dimensional overlapping of objects so I think we’re going to put some seaweed over here and maybe we’ll put our snail here in all the stuff and we’ll just lift him up and make him a little bit higher than everything else. Okay, and lets put a fishy of this guy.
Okay, so now we’ve kind of got a plan here and you have to realized that its absolutely normal to like move things around and change your mind so what I'm going to do here is I'm going to start with the lowest thing, this little section right here, and I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to hot glue this right in place, okay. And my little—like underwater flower I'm going to put little block of wood on the back here and put it right here so it sticks out and just about ready for a new glue stick. And one thing you need to know about glue sticks and glue guns is you never pull the glue sticks out you just place the next one right behind it and it forces the glue right through. So that should never be a problem.
I've got this big chunk of seaweed here, just going to glue another little block a wood on the back. And you know if you don’t have this little blocks of wood little scraps of cardboard you can you know glue on the box you can sandwich a bunch of them together to get different heights. I've used empty spools of thread before even little pieces of model magic leftover dried up model magic that you don’t know what to do with because you really can't make anything with it anymore. Just roll them up and they will serve as you know a little uplift on these pieces here.
So, and I glue this on down an let it kind of under lap the seaweed here. So you can see its starting to get three dimensional and you can see how I'm sort off just taking it apart piece by piece and gluing things down and only thing you have to watch out for our the glue gun spider webs because they can take over your whole project if you're not careful, okay.
So there we got the bottom of the ocean and lets put our sea turtle down I think we’ll make him stickup a little bit. And we’re getting pretty close. I think that the seahorse is going to need to, so we’re going to give him two supports. When you start to do this just make sure that you really—that you group things together because it really does make a difference, you know just think about the grouping of objects, they will just make them so much stronger composition and I think you’ll be a lot happier with it when its off completed. Lets get our little sea snake here, you’ll put him right there and there you have it all finish nice little group project or an individual person can do it, I mean I did the whole thing myself. But if you want to involve a bunch of kids and have some fun with the organizing of it, mural is great project to work with and probably the last thing you want to do is pull off all the spider webs and then sign it.
Pick a theme for your mural and then paint the phone board to serve as the background. Se tit aside to dry while you create your figures, shape your objects with your fingers or use scissors to cut out shapes. You can also mix model magic to create new colors, when you have all the pieces made plan out your composition. Grouping and overlapping help create a strong composition, use a small wood and block to help create depth as you glue the objects to the foam board. Have fun.