Using selected natural fibres as a support for picture making.

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May, 2009.
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This research has been undertaken to experiment in the use of natural fibre such as pawpaw leaves , teak tree bark, raffia, cabbage leaves, pineapple, corn shucks and militia toningii for picture making. In achieving the objective the study sought to identify and describe the selected natural fibres which are located in the local environment. Except for the raffia which was purchased on the open market, all other fibres were obtain at no cost. Those were performed through experiments and processing of the fibres into support showing different textures. There were several steps involved in making the support including boiling, pounding, forming, couching, pressing, drying and pressing methods. Natural fibre support were produce and tested with water based paint and pastel. The results have proved to be successful in terms of colour flow.
A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Masters of Arts in Art Education.