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Re: trying to get UN-discouraged - - - -paper molas anyone??

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Artystyc3_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 18:44:39 PST


Charlotte-
Paper Molas can be a multicultural lesson from South America.
Usually done in layers (4) and different colors. Here's an example:
Sheet #1 is a background color. ( Blue)
#2 is a pattern of cut elongated ovals around a central figure (
say -a turtle)
done on a second color sheet.( Orange )
#3 is a third color that would be a cut-out outline around the
turtle shape.
( Yellow )
#4 is the last color and would be the outline of the turtle with
details
cut out , like his eyes, the pattern of the shell, etc..
that when cut out
would show the color underneath. ( lime green over the
yellow)
Really complicated Molas are done by the natives in their clothing and reveal
beautiful, multi-colored/multi-layered patterns of native animals, birds,
reptiles,
flora and fauna.
Crismac has some great material and background info on these intricate
beauties.
I've seen some web sites posted , but failed to save them.
Good luck-you really need a picture...........an exacto knife and a cutting
mat>
Patti