Techno Hip Wall Art
Contemporary wall sculpture appears to be made from textured metal discs, but this stunning and lightweight wall art is made from STYROFOAM™ brand foam and textured paper.
Designed by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Company
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam (1-inch thick):
Discs: 16-inch (1), 12-inch (2), 10-inch (2), 9-inch (2), 6-inch (2), 4-inch (1)
- Specialty Papers: Textured: Corrugated, Cross Hatch, Pebbled; Silver Mirrored Tagboard; Steel Gray; Black
- Thick White Craft Glue
- Low-Temperature Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Craft Pins
- Heavy Book, for weight
- Picture Hanging Wire
Determine papers to be used on each disc. Place discs on reverse sides of papers and trace around discs with a pencil. Carefully cut out each circle. Cut coordinating 1-inch strips from each paper to cover the edges of each disc.
Attach the paper strips to the edges first: Spread a thin, even layer of craft glue around edge of selected disc; adhere paper strip, pinning ends until dry. Repeat until edges of all discs are covered.
Spread a thin, even layer of craft glue on top of disc and adhere paper circle. Smooth paper and if necessary, place book on top to weight paper while it dries. Repeat covering all discs. Let dry.
Referring to photo, arrange the discs on work surface. Assemble sculpture using low-temperature glue and toothpicks. To insert toothpicks between adjacent discs, cover one end of toothpick with glue and insert in foam disc; add glue to other end and insert in adjacent disc. If necessary, support larger discs underneath with a scrap piece of STYROFOAM brand foam inserted between discs. Let dry.
Hang the sculpture using picture wire. Knot the ends of the wire and insert the knots into the surface of the STYROFOAM brand foam. Secure with a generous amount of low-temperature glue. Reinforce with a small square of paper glued over the area. Let glue dry completely before hanging.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.
Try this look with other styles of papers. Combine bold, red, white and black papers for the look of pop art. Experiment with shades of blues for a more subtle style. However you finish it, you’ll love how easy it is to hang. No nails required - this lightweight wall art is light enough to hang with hook-and-loop tape.