Pop Art Canvas Marmite Jar From Recycled Paint Chip Cards
- Paint Chips, or other coloured paper in suitable colours
- PVA glue
- A Canvas or board
- Paper and pencil
The first thing I did was sketch the marmite jar in simple form on a piece of paper. I then scaled this up on the computer, and printed out the sheets to give me a master template. This helps to keep all the components to scale. Once you have the master template the size you want, cut out the basic jar shape.
Make the component templates:
Use the master template to make a separate template for each of the main components. For my jar, there were 7 plus the letters: The brown jar; the yellow label, the lid, the white interior of the label; the red banner; the green detail and the marmite pot. Each of the letters needed a template too. This sounds complicated, but its really not. For the size I selected, I’m not going to lie, it is time consuming.
Once you have the component templates, its a case of gluing and assembling. Use the master template to draw on the large canvas where the jar will be. Then start gluing the chips to the canvas. Choose 3-4 basic colours for the background, plus another couple of darker shades for shadow details. Glue appropriate colours to each of the component templates, and set aside to dry. Trim overlapping paint chips as necessary to get crisp edges. Consolidate all of the pieces by layering on top.