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Coronatessellations - Collages Made from Recycled Items



I have been making #coronatessellations as part of a collaborate art project on Instagram from @stylefarmer (David Hamlow). Coronatessellations are collages made from recycled items or items around your house since everyone is #stayhome and #quarantinelife.


It's really fun! :) Lots of people have made collages -- over 100 so far. You should join in on the fun!


It's really easy! You fold an 8.5" x 11" paper and tear off part, so you get a square.


Then you make a collage.


You post it on IG with #coronatessellations, so people can search and see all of them and tag @stylefarmer.


https://www.instagram.com/stylefarmer/


Here is a link to his website:

https://davidhamlow.com/


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I have made 4 so far, but by the end of the month I think I will have 22. I'm going to make a few more to get 25 because I think that will look good on my wall.


For this Easter Coronatessellation, I took some pictures of the process.


It is mostly made out of mail I received and ads. I found this "Let's Easter Together" add and it looked perfect for Easter -- obviously. :) For the corontessellation I made for April 11 (below) I used the Mentos label which had a cool 3-D spiral, which I thought looked like a nest. So for this one, I shaped the Mentos label spiral more into a nest and added some M&M eggs -- which I did not glue down like the other pieces -- :). This also fit with Easter & springtime. I shaped some foam packaging into flowers.


The one ad where they are passing desserts to one another vaguely reminded me of the Sistine Chapel, but their fingers aren't touching, but that's what I thought of when I saw it.


Mentos Label nest with M&M eggs



Making two different foam packaging flowers:

I cut a square / rectangle from the foam packaging. Then I cut around in a spiral and then bunched it together to form a flower / rose.






I also reused some of my dried paint scraps and also tape I used in making the Abstract Bunny painting for Easter (link). :)


https://www.wearegoodatthis.com/post/abstract-bunny-painting-for-easter













Creating the Digital Image - <1 minute:

I took a photo and used the the Draw Feature in "Content Creation & Classification" in the gogobox app to create the final digital images. It took me 1 minute or less.


I took a photo as a square. I cropped out the background shadows. Then I rotated it into a diamond and added different color backgrounds.


I will write another post with more #coronatessellations. :)


Give it a try! We are good at this!





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Coronatessellations by day and Days 1-4 below:


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