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Final project: Toy

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

1. Create the frame for the sculpey Y using wire.

2. Sculpt, bake, and sand sculpey “positive Y” for casting.

3.  When the Silputty mold cures, cut open the top 1/3.

4. Prepare the mold by coating the inside with wax and vaseline.

5. Pour silicone. Cast 1/2 of the complete Y.

6. Cut out a small hole on each tip of the legs and embed magnets.

7. Place the silicone Y back into the mold. Cover it with the top 1/3 of the mold and put tapes around. Pour silicone.

8-9. This is a flexible proto-type Y for the Y that could be laid flat, bent, or attached to other Ys to become larger sculpture.

Knitting+Felting+Sewing [02]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

1-3. Crochet white small balls. Leave about 3 in. of the yarn for sewing.

4-6. Felt white and gray wool balls using soap and running water. Dry.

7. Map out the rough placement of the balls.

8. Starts sewing yarn and felt balls onto the industrial felt base.

9. Sewing in progress.

10. Completed Knitting+Felting+Sewing project #2.

Knitting+Felting+Sewing [01]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Crocheting 11×11 textural surface.

Create bumps, holes, and flares while keeping the balance as a piece.

Cutting and Folding [05]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

1. Create thin strips of paper.

2-3. Create hoops by taping the ends of strips. Vary the sizes and heights.

4. Map out the placements of the hoops. Then apply white glue on the bottom of the hoops to attach the hoops on base paper.

5. Place hoops inside the hoops to create more texture.

6. Completed Cutting and Folding project #5.

Cutting and Folding [04]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

1-2. Fold large piece of paper into this form.

3. Create strips of paper of varied width. Fold the strips in half.

4. Cut and insert folded strips. Apply white glue for secured placements.

5. Placing of the strips in progress.

6. Completed Cutting and Folding project #4.

Cutting and Folding [03]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

1. Draw 1×1 grids leaving 1/2 in. border around. (only the lines going one way were used)

2. Cut lines ‘only going to one way’ according to the grid.

3. Cut out 1in. strips from separate paper.

4. Weave the base paper and paper strips together.

5. Completed base.

6. Create thin strips and interweave them into the base. Weave in both horizontal and vertical directions.

7. Completed Cutting and Folding project #3.

Cutting and Folding [02]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Cut flaps going in circular direction according to the folds and grids.

(incomplete: experimental)

Cutting and Folding [01]

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

1-2. Mark the grids with folding lines.

3. Fold up the bottom 4 times.

4. Fold up the side perpendicular to the already-folded-up side 4 times.

5-6. Result of the corner fold-up front and back.

7. Repeat 4 times.

8. 4 separate pieces are taped on the back.

9. Completed Cutting and Folding project #1.