Saturday, July 22, 2017

How to Make Homemade Plastic Art Combs - Part 4 of 7 - Plastic Holes

Fig.1 Yogurt Cap Holes
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.1 shows the yogurt container with holes being burned into the top with a soldering gun. Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the yogurt container cap being transformed into a square plastic art comb. Fig.2 show yogurt cap with holes on the top. Fig.3 shows the cap has been cut into a rectangular combs.
Fig.2 Yogurt cap with holes
Fig.3 Cut the rim off the cap
Step 2: Fig.4 through fig.7 shows the new hole comb with paint on it. Fig.4 shows the paint being prepared for the combs. Fig.5 and fig.6 shows paint being applied. Fig.7 shows the blob of paint on the water color paper.
Fig.4 Acrylic paint
Fig.5 Paint on hole pattern
Fig.6 More paint
Fig.7 Large holes
Step 3: Fig.8 and fig.9 shows the a smaller hole pattern filing up with paint and the results on the water color paper. Noticed it just a blob of paint.
Fig.8 Add Paint to Smaller Holes
Fig.9 Smaller holes
Step 4: Cleaning: Fig.10 and fig.11 shows this hole comb was easily cleaned for reuse.
Fig.10 Cleaning Large Hole Comb
Fig.11 Cleaning Small Hole Comb

Step 5: Resolution: This homemade comb worked fine if the artist wanted a blob of paint, this can be applied with any brush. The comb was easily cleaned but this tool was not added to my art box.

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