If you missed the opening to this post, you can find it right over here.  Or you can just read on.

When last we saw this project, it looked like this:

08 Gesso

Cans on a spinny thing, with gesso

In the interim, I made Wizard of Oz-inspired labels on Strathmore drawing paper using colored pencils, because colored pencils are the very things I want to store here.  To attach the labels, I applied a coat of gel medium to the back of each label, and then to its designated can.

02 Labels with Splatter

How about a little fire, Scarecrow?

04 Scarecrow

If only Scarecrow had a brain, he would know enough to be scared by that threat.

03 Tin Man

If language bothers you, please don’t read that label.  No, seriously.  Don’t.


That green lady hates me!

05 Whole Unit

All done and ready for use!

From Above

And hey, I could even fit my drawing pencils and a ruler in the middle!



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Melissa C. · July 26, 2015 at 12:53 am

I love how this turned out.

Cindy Dauer · August 7, 2015 at 9:43 am

Dang, how did I miss this one? This Wizard of Oz paintings are so hilarious and expressive. All of the faces are SUPER GREAT! Excellent project!

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