Heather Galler is an award-winning artist based in New York, USA. She specialises in colourful and abstract pet portraits. Here's How to create an artwork in her style.
What you need:
- Steel plate
- Old newspapers
- Acrylic paints
- Cut several strips of newspaper to the same size. Mix Fevicol and water in a bowl till you get a thick, milky consistency.
- Cover the inside of a steel plate with Vaseline. This is done so that it becomes easy to remove the papier-maché once it is dry.
- Dip the newspaper strips one at a time in the Fevicol and water mixture. Remove the excess liquid and layer the strips onto the plate till you achieve 6 layers of newspaper. Leave it to dry for 3 to 4 days.
- Once it's dry, lift the papier-maché off the plate.
- Snip the edges and use M-seal to cover them as shown.
- Paint the plate white on both sides and let it dry.
- Use a pencil to create an outline of a dog as shown. Keep the outline simple. Then divide the dog into patches.
- Paint every patch in a different colour. No two similar colours should be painted close to each other.
- Now paint the outside of the plate. Paint one half black and the other white.
- Next, draw different patterns on each patch of colour. Finally, give your picture a black outline.