Experimenting with pop-ups and printed paper photo borders!
Recently made a card for a friend and I tried experimenting different effects for the first time (haha, with sudden inspiration).
Close-up of the card within the card XD
Experimenting with pop-ups! (Credits to the picture I found online! Thanks!)
Top view of the card
Note that the card features k-pop idols as the birthday girl adores them so the card and gifts were “in theme” with the k-wave theme my friends and I thought of for the birthday girl (: Credits to all the sources of the pictures in the card! Sorry for not knowing the exact sources! And thanks Rui Ting for being my card photographer! (((:
Haha it’s been quite a while (ok, a very long while) since I’ve posted anything here and I thought this card seems like a stepping stone to where I can work on for future card ideas OR perhaps to think of newer, better card ideas from here XDDD
“Vintage effect” by the photographer :DD
In the past, I’ve been making cards too, just that I was too used to sticking to my old style of making cards and I didn’t attempt to get newer materials or ideas (my bad :/). So this time round, I’ve decided to take a leap forward and be more adventurous haha (:
The very front of the card! 😀
Here’s part of the coursework final…i shall provide photographs of the ‘circles’ you may see in the final. 😀 They are none other than the staple food and food of indulgence. These circles seen are cut from thin wood (slightly less than 1cm thick). The food images are painted in acrylic paint and each circle includes technological part(s).
Look closely again...the cucumbers are shaped like gears...
Pizza anyone? One of the pepperoni slices have been altered to look like part of a battery cell from a circuit....
Instant noodles or wires?
I didn’t really like the instant noodles in the bowl as they can be further improved on and the background seemed a little plain…but i quite like the concept that when the noodles are in the bowl, they are normal instant noodles. However, instead of the usual noodle strands leftover from an instant noodles plastic packaging, they are replaced by wires that are emerging from the packaging. The noodles are also renamed ‘Circuit Noodles’ (as shown on the packaging where part of it is cut off; bringing across the message more subtlely)
FOOD OF INDULGENCE
donuts...a component of the hard drive enters the scene...
We all scream for ice-cream! (circuit embedded in waffle)
Ice Kachang! Circuit embedded partially here too...
well, I felt that i could have done better for the shadowing and lighting in some of these circles…But overall, it was a fun experience painting these food. Surprisingly, i was not at all hungry when i painted all the food here.
- Sketch of Final layout
For my coursework, i finally decided on the final layout for the installation. Above shows the top view of what the installation will look like. I will be using black tape to create the circuit patterns which represents tecnology. The black shall trail down to the ground to suggest how technology is taking root in our lives.
Title: Sketch of final layout for installation
Size: Drawn on A3 paper
Date: 24 August 2009