Other Bits

May 23, 2007

Lots of people (girls and boys) said they felt guilty about eating chocolate so I made some small bars of chocolate for the Guilt object and also here is the picture of teddy (for the Love object).


Test Piece Packaging

May 23, 2007

Some packaging I made for the test pieces.

Pic 1 – Test pieces in jars with labels on strings made from shirring elastic and beads
Pic 2 – Jars in plain white cardboard box
Pic 3 – Box lid

Record Sleeves

May 23, 2007

As well as the labels I photographed the inner and outer sleeves of the records and used these to create tiny inner and outer sleeves for the tiny records.

Pic 1 – Tiny Led Zeppelin IV outer sleeve
Pic 2 – White paper inner
Pic 3 – Six albums, inner sleeves and outer sleeves


May 23, 2007

After pressing out the records I baked them and added labels before glazing them with shiny sealant. I got the labels by photographing my actual records and printing them off really small, after a bit of photoshopping.

Pic 1 – Baked record with label added
Pic 2 – Adding shiny glaze

So that’s the main objects covered.

I had the best time making tiny vinyl records to put in the Joy object and here’s what happened.

I wanted to make grooves in the records and I thought that coiling wire round a cone would make the wire spiral out, but it was rubbish. I couldn’t make it work at all. I also tried winding the wire round itself, but it was still not workable.

I spent a bit of time pressing items in my house into Fimo to look for an idea and masking tape gave a good effect, so I made a tool out of a handle of a modeling tool with masking tape wrapped round. I tried pressing Fimo with it and it looked great but when I pressed the other side I lost detail so I realise I had to make another identical tool.

Pic 1 – Attempt at creating grooves with wire & cone
Pic 2 – Tool made from masking tape
Pic 3 – Tool prints
Pic 4 – Two tools pressing record

Love – Part 2

May 23, 2007

I made a triangular window out of balsa wood and cut a piece of glass to fit. Even though the window looks quite big it is quite hard to get much inside this object.

Pic 1 – Frame construction.
Pic 2 – Gluing frames
Pic 3 – Window in place, item fully covered in pink Fimo and baked, piece of beaded embroidery thread added to open door.
Pic 4 – Window open. I have also added a hook for the string so you can hook the bead over it and hold the door open

Love – Part 1

May 23, 2007

This object had a wireform and some unwanted Fimo as a base. I chose a heart shape as it just seemed like the obvious choice.

Pic 1 – Wireform bent to shape
Pic 2 – Wireform with first layer of Fimo
Pic 3 – Final colour of Fimo being applied