How to Paint a Lichtenstein Onomatopoeia

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How to Paint a Lichtenstein Onomatopoeia
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Find an old book and tear out some pages. I found this book in the trash.

Find an old book and tear out some pages. I found this book in the trash.

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Use acrylic varnish or Mod Podge to adhere the pages on a piece of paper.

Use acrylic varnish or Mod Podge to adhere the pages on a piece of paper.

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First paint the paper with varnish in a small area where the paper will go.

First paint the paper with varnish in a small area where the paper will go.

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Then press the paper down on the wet varnish.Paint over with a layer of varnish and make sure all edges are secured.

Then press the paper down on the wet varnish.Paint over with a layer of varnish and make sure all edges are secured.

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Paint in a new section.

Paint in a new section.

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Add a new page and paint over. Repeat till the whole paper is covered with text.

Add a new page and paint over. Repeat till the whole paper is covered with text.

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Let dry.

Let dry.

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Here are some ideas for onomatopoeias, but you can make up your own;)

Here are some ideas for onomatopoeias, but you can make up your own;)

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Choose your onomatopoeia and sketch it onto the paper you created.  Add pictures that go with the word. I'm using stars.

Choose your onomatopoeia and sketch it onto the paper you created. Add pictures that go with the word. I'm using stars.

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Now I'm sketching an active shape around the word.

Now I'm sketching an active shape around the word.

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Erase where the background shape overlaps the word that is in your foreground.

Erase where the background shape overlaps the word that is in your foreground.

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Almost ready to paint.

Almost ready to paint.

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One more layer of active zig zag shapes to the background.

One more layer of active zig zag shapes to the background.

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I'm using primary colors plus green and black to stay true to the style of Roy Lichtenstein. You need a fine tip and flat head paint brush.

I'm using primary colors plus green and black to stay true to the style of Roy Lichtenstein. You need a fine tip and flat head paint brush.

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Begin with the word in your foreground. The flat head brush helps with straight edges.

Begin with the word in your foreground. The flat head brush helps with straight edges.

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Paint each section a different color. Keep the center section around the words black to add emphasis to our focal point.

Paint each section a different color. Keep the center section around the words black to add emphasis to our focal point.

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Use the fine tip paintbrush to outline the drawing.

Use the fine tip paintbrush to outline the drawing.

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Ooooo, nice, but it's missing something.

Ooooo, nice, but it's missing something.

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I'm using the flat head brush to add a thick black drop shadow to POW!

I'm using the flat head brush to add a thick black drop shadow to POW!

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ALL DONE!

ALL DONE!

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If you don't have a book to tear up, you can create your own text paper.

If you don't have a book to tear up, you can create your own text paper.

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