I was excited to get an email from Ariella Zwillinger, a 15-year-old in Maryland, with photos of a piece she made for an art show this month. She says that it took her a couple months to finish, but in the end she is proud of it, and you can see why.
For the pens I used Stabilo Point 88 Pen Set.
I made each Spirograph with either a spirotot or Spirograph set, and then cut them out individually with an exacto knife.This part was very time consuming because of all the ridges and corners of the designs.
Then I separated them by color so I could find a layout that I liked. Once I did this, I glued them on to a thick piece of paper with a regular glue stick.
When I had made the Spirographs, I made them on regular sketchbook paper. What my art teacher later told me was that I should have used acid-free paper, so the colors wouldn’t fade or the paper turn yellow.
Hopefully that won’t happen any time soon!
Here are some more pictures Ariella sent. You can see how carefully she cut out each design with the exacto knife. I can only imagine how painstaking a job that was, but it really works in the finished collage, which is luminous. Great job, Ariella, and thanks so much for sending your story and photos!