Friday, July 14, 2017

How to Make Homemade Plastic Art Combs - Part 2 of 7 - Yogurt Cap

Fig.1 Yogurt with plastic top
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:
Art paper
Aviation cutters
Plastic bottles (Including water bottles)
Plastic fruits containers
Utility knife (with sharp new blades)

Art Combs are used for kid's art and provides patterns for the artist paintings. Need that extra special texture or pattern, create your own art combs. This post shows how easy to make, use, and clean your own art combs. Each comb will be tested on watercolor paper to test its effectiveness.

This post shows five steps to make homemade inexpensive art combs from a clear or opaque yogurt container top.

Step 1: Fig.2 through fig.5 shows the yogurt container being transformed into a plastic art comb. Fig.2 show scissors was used to cut the yogurt top in half. Fig.3 shows two blank combs, fig.4 shows scissors was used to cut the teeth (diamond shapes) out of the plastic yogurt top. Fig.5 shows the comb ready to use.
Fig.2 Scissors cut top in half
Fig.3 Top cut in half
Fig.4 Scissors create the shape
Fig.5 Homemade plastic comb
Step 2: Fig.6 and fig.7 shows the the new comb placed into the paint.
Fig.6 Acrylic paint
Fig.7 Dip comb in paint
Step 3: Fig.8 shows the pattern the homemade comb created on the water color paper.
Fig.8 Paint patterns on paper
Step 4: Fig.9 shows that the comb could be cleaned in the sink if you wanted to reuse it.

Fig.9 Cleaning the comb
Step 5: Resolution: This homemade comb would be better if the plastic was thicker and heavier. The clear plastic yogurt top sheds paint and thus was difficult to use as comb. It might work if the comb was spreading paint on the canvas or paper. The yogurt cap comb was easy to clean and could be used again.

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