Tools & Materials
#MarchMeetTheMaker Day Four ‘Tools & Materials’ I use a great range of Tools to create my work, depending on what exactly it is.
For my 3D work [such as my model making, sculpting, charms etc] I like to use various wooden and metal sculpting tools to form the perfect shapes and designs from all angles of the piece. Here you can see three of my most used sculpting tools along with the scissors and scalpel that I would use most frequently.
Whereas for the 2D elements of my work I have an even greater range of pens and tools that I use to get the right look, Black Fine liners being the tools I use to design and draw everyday and then of course various paintbrushes for those painting elements [which of course is used also on my 3D work].
When it comes to materials it all depends on what I need to make, I have various sketchbooks for design work. My Surface/PC and Photoshop for the Computer Elements. I mostly use Sculpey or FIMO for 3D Work that I want to be able to bake and solidify. And for sculptures I like to use Plastiline as this melts when warm and solidifies when cold. Pictured you can see some materials I have collected up to use in later projects – I really like to re-use things I would otherwise throw away, if I can, such as an old green bag that broke I have cut apart and using to test out embroidery on.
Tools & Materials are really important for a Maker, especially learning to use them and trying them out to find the best ones for you, any Making Tools or Materials you would totally recommend? Also love my Grayson Perry Mug I got at the Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition ♡
Detail or Close Up
#MarchMeetTheMaker Day Five ‘Detail or Close Up’
For a lot of my work I work with a smaller scale, whether it is props or set parts for Stop Motion Animation or crafts for individuals [such as these Doughnuts for a Friend’s Little Girl’s Birthday Gift], this therefore means I have to be focused on the little details to make sure it all comes across right in the scale and design.
I also really enjoy taking Detailed and Close Up Macro shots of this work as I try to capture all the work that went into a Handmade piece. I really need to start posting more of such images..