Friday, September 11, 2009

Intro to Cardboard Carving

LoveBird Box

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!


Lynn Stevens said...

What could be simpler? great idea, I carve wood never thought about a box, I'll be watching for it!

CelticWoman said...

I will be watching with anticipation. Sandi

Tammy said...

I look forward to seeing what you create over the next few weeks. Your work is always gorgeous! ove the new pic of you with the sculptures. Where were you? Looks like some items I saw in the MEt but they were not in a garden setting.

chicroses said...

Just discovered your blog. Been scrolling down..came across the cardborad carving. I have never seen unique...darling. Love your blog. Now I will go look somemore..if you want you can take a peek at mine. Oh that little nest Im looking at on the oh my..never would have thought...sally