The art piece I created was a snug pouch with velcro on top with a flap, to hold onto the ipad. This is basically a protective sleeve for an ipad. My subject matter was textiles and fabrics, which I later decided to use felt to create this sleeve. To create this art piece, I got 4 sheets of felt, Layering them on top of eachother. 2 of the sheets are for the front, and two for the back. After cutting out the sizes that I needed based on the ipad, I started to hand stitch the sheets together. In my first attempt to make this my stitching was messy, not consistent, unorganized. After making the ipad sleeve one time, I decided to make a wow piece, redoing my attempt, and making it better. The second time around, the stitching is very organized, very consistent. I was very pleased with how the stitching turned out. My overall goal for this project was to create a sleeve, that could be used everyday for an ipad. I believe the goal that I had was successfully achieved. Overall, even though I had difficulty at first, and kept thinking I should just stop after the first one, I decided to Go the extra mile and make it into a wow piece.
My Recycled art piece is a bookmark with spatter paint on top to give it a creative design to it. To create this set of bookmarks, I got a cereal box, and started to cut strips of the cardboard that I would then use to make the bookmarks. when I first started, I automatically started painting them with acrylic paint. Little did I know that I had to mod podge paper onto the cardboard first so that it would have a sturdier feeling to it. Doing this, it felt like the bookmark could take on more and more beats, making it last longer and stop from bending easily. After the mod podge was allied with the recycled paper I was very happy with the sturdiness of the bookmarks. Then, I moved onto the step of painting the bookmarks with acrylic paint. After painting each one different colors, I thought I had finished, but then I later decided I should spatter paint white paint on top of the bookmarks to make them more creative. I got this idea to spatter paint based on the paintings of Jackson Pollock. After doing this, I put a final layer of mod podge, to create a protective layer, so it can get wet, and scratched without getting messed up. I achieved my goal of making a creative bookmark that is different than other bookmarks that i have seen before. Overall, I am very happy about how my bookmarks. came out.
Let's get something straight, I am no professional artist but here I am, trying my best at making art. Ever since I was little I liked to work with my hands and making things. Even though I am not an artist, doesn't mean I am not trying my best at everything that I'm making in this Art Design Studio Class.