A very special thank you to all the gals that participated in the Pop-Up Photo Card class at Impress in Tukwila, WA. Congratulations on your patience as we worked through the precise details of measuring and cutting to create this unique display card that illustrates, "A Day at the PIke Place Market".
Without a doubt the most challenging part of this project are the details of creating the pop up panel card. Just like a 'story' problem in math, you just have to slow yourself down and focus on the instructions for measuring, cutting and folding. Over the years I have collected a wealth of resource books and this particular design came straight out of one of those books. "The Pop - Up Book", by Paul Jackson contains "Step by Step Instructions for Creating over 100 Original Paper Projects". I did adjust the measurements a tad to accomodate the placement of Twinchie, Inchie + and Inchie Squares. But once you understand the engineering principals, these designs can be tweaked to your hearts content.
All of the photos were taken with a point and shoot style digital camera with an automatic close up focus feature. A public market is a great resource for pictures; from flowers to produce to seafood!!
Leaving a perfect 1/16" border around the trimmed photos is a no brainer when using a 7/8" punch for the Inchie Squares and a 1-3/8" punch for the Inchie + Squares. You will need to trim the larger photos for the Twinchie Squares to 1-7/8" with a paper trimmer. Remember when punching to turn the punch upside down so you can 'select' the part of the image you want to use and 'see it' through the punch 'window'.
This is a great project to use the 'darker' colored squares. The three sizes of black, dark gray and wheat squares were the perfect shades to accentuate the photos. (these are all available in color assortment packages, just ask your favorite store to order them from us if you can't find them!)
While we did start with a blank piece of gravel colored cover weight paper we added a decorative element by adding streaks of acrylic ink in burnt orange and black with an almost dry brush (these inks are a favorite of Art Journalists and can be purchased in art supply stores). Random lines of a gold Gelly Roll pen completed the background.
Everyone had a color xerox template as a guide for selecting and placing photos but were invited to mix and match with additional images from the market. We all talked about all the different experiences that can be documented with this technique...family events...a trip to a garden center....even a day in the life!!