In attempt to Introduce the art of Cardboard carving and it's possibilities on a large margin I've sent this simple Love Bird box to Jenny Doh for consideration in Somerset Life. it certainly is elevating the ordinary! How much ordinary is a cardboard box? Think of the possibilities of a corrugated box! Think earrings, jewelry, mixed media, sculpture, home decor, party planning, sewing. The possibilities are endless and throughout the next couple of weeks I will be focusing on the the new technique that I first discovered in high school printmaking class.
I thought I would start with the simplest form of this art which would be finding a simple image or silhouette. Hold still on the top of a box, trace outline of image with exacto knife and peel away either the image or the background. In this case I peeled away the top layer of the background. I simply looked up Lovebird Silohette's on google and found this. Printed out a rough version of the image. This can also be done free handed or using a object from home to trace around. Please! Whatever kind of Art you find fullfilling, if you find a way to incorporate this technique, Please, send me photos! This is going to be a huge technique in the Art world and I can't wait to see it take off!