- Brainstorming Personality Traits
Ask a friend for ideas
Choose 2 traits that seem to be opposite of each other and draw shapes that match the mood or vibe of those traits
Take those shapes and draw a design that combines them (change sizes to create variety)
Think about how to get the person to look at the whole thing
What is the direction of the shapes? Use variety to create interest and avoid boredom
Thicker chipboard pieces are used for the base, Thinner piece are for creating the sculptural pieces.
- Begin by cutting your shapes. This helps you be able to arrange them, change your original ideas, and play with placement before you permanently glue pieces together.
- Cut a variety of sizes of shapes from tiny to large
- Score (cut into but not through the chipboard) areas to create clean bends with out gluing 2 shapes together
- Attachment technique- Plan ahead for ways to attach pieces together beyond gluing them. The chart below has different ways to connect cardboard pieces. For example, leave the edge of the chipboard slightly longer so that tabs can be cut out and bent. The bent tab is glued to the 2nd surface creating a stronger bond.
- Shaping - chip board can be rolled to create curls
- Start building your sculpture with the larger shapes
- Be careful when using hot glue. It sticks and burns at the same time.
- Only use as much glue as needed to attach the pieces
- The sculpture will be glued to a card board square so that it can hang on the wall.