Relief collages with stripes, spirals and rings

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The idea of this projest it to cut the toilet paper roll into several narrow strips. These strips can be easily shaped into leaves, rings, rectangulars and spirals. If you glue the strips, onto a piece of paper you can make larger relief artworks.
Materials and tools
  • One or more toilet paper rolls, preferably with soft cardboard so they can be easily cut with scissors.  
  • Scissors.
  • Liquid glue suitable for kids.
  • Pieces of blank paper.
  • Color markers of watercolor paints and paint brush. 
1. Press with your hand the toilet paper roll to make it more flat. 
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2. Cut the toilet paper roll into several rings. The width of each ring should be about 1cm.

3. From each toilet paper roll you can make 7 to 10 rings. These rings will look like narrow leaves. 

4. Pick a ring and aplly some liquid glue on one edge.

5. Glue the ring onto a piece of paper. 

6. Glue more rings around a center, trying to shape the petals of a flower. 
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7. Paint the inner areas of the rings, with watercolor paints or color markers. 
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Experiment with spirals 
1. With scissors cut the rings in half to make long open strips. 
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2. With your hands curl the strip around itself, starting from one edge. 

3. The strip will look like a spiral or a snail.

4. You can make with these spirals elegant floral designs.
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Make relief artworks with the rings
Use the closed rings to shape trees, flowers, fishes even human faces. With your color markers or watercolor paints you can addd color and more details to the designs, See some ideas below. 
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Combine both spirals and rings
Combine both spirals and rings to make ornate, decorative reliefs. The possibilities are endless.
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Find inspiration in Art
The austrian painter Gustav Klimt used excessively the shape of the spiral to draw the curled branches of a tree, the tree of life. Is there any subject that inspires you and you could make it by using spirals? 
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The tree of life, by Gustav Klimt.
Image source: "Gustav Klimt 032" by Gustav Klimt - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia: link
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The tree of life made of toilet paper roll strips. The artwork is inspired by Gustav Klimt's tree of life. 

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