Richmond Family Magazine — July 2010
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Patriotic Portraiture Create Yo ur Own Place in History<br /> <br /> <br /> What you need:<br /> <br /> • Recycled cardboard<br /> <br /> • Crayons<br /> <br /> • Scissors<br /> <br /> • Brown construction paper or brown paper bag<br /> <br /> • Glue<br /> <br /> • Yarn or string<br /> <br /> • Aluminum foil<br /> <br /> What you do:<br /> <br /> Frame:<br /> <br /> 1. Cut two 9 x12 inch cardboard rectangles. Draw a border one inch inside on one rectangle. Cut along the line to make a window for your frame.<br /> <br /> 2. Draw a line design onto your frame.<br /> <br /> Trace your lines with glue and then apply string or yarn to the glue lines.<br /> <br /> 3. Apply glue to the cardboard in areas surrounding the string. Cover your frame with aluminum foil and press firmly to reveal your design.<br /> <br /> Portrait:<br /> <br /> 1. Cut one piece 9x12 inch brown construction paper or brown paper bag.<br /> <br /> 2. Place your frame on top of the brown construction paper and trace the inside window.<br /> <br /> 3. Draw a picture of yourself with crayons or pastels. Draw only in the space where you traced the frame window.<br /> <br /> 4. Glue your frame on top of your self-portrait then glue your portrait to the other whole piece of cardboard.<br /> <br /> 5. Glue, tape or staple a piece of string across the back of your portrait.<br /> <br /> 6. Hang your patriotic self-portrait.<br /> <br /> From Colonial Days well into the nineteenth century, portraiture was the most popular type of painting in America. A favorite early artist was Henrietta Johnston, who created images of family and friends using what would become her favorite medium – pastels or crayons.<br />