Monday, February 03, 2014
As a child, I would spend hours creating dolls and houses and theatres and puppets out of cardboard, paper and boxes. It seems that never leaves me entirely.
I have some tendonitis or similar in one hand and am giving it a little rest from the palette knife, but can never stay away completely, so this weekend I thought I'd do some work on an articulated card concept I've been playing with. These will be available as printable sheets that can be cutout and assembled. I have a couple of pieces completed but not assembled yet, as the cutting out is an issue for me right now. These are created on 250lb watercolour paper, then painted with watercolour. I haven't used my watercolours in ages and quite enjoyed using them again. I love how the colours meld together making them perfect for creating fish.
I'm considering offering custom cards of pets using this template. The purchaser would provide the face of the cat in a photograph (there will be dog ones too) and the original will be shipped. This prototype has Tripod as the model (he works for food only he told me) It comes with several insert tags that one can write messages on depending on the circumstance. Its 9" tall and 4.5" at the widest point. Definitely not a toy, but a unique piece of art can can be framed or given as a unique gift.
I'd love to know what you think of the concept.