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Munch&twigs games

April 15, 2010

 My 6 final game boards for the Okido Magazine project:


Munch and twigs final pieces (from sketchbook)

March 27, 2010

 We handed in our final pieces and research on the 16th of March for assessment. Rachel took all our printed work and we also sent her the jpeg versions, so these are just a few pics from my sketch book of the final work for now…

Above was my favourite game board. I think it was because of the colourful, bright friendly squares of colour and images. Yet all around the edge of the colourful squares, the design is quite clean and simple. Also there wasn’t the need for a lot of type, so there was easily enough clear space for the needed sewn type.

I created 6 final pieces in total, so 6 board games. Rachel seemed to really like them but her main criticism was the screen printed, stencil like type that I used on 2 of the games (luckily only 2!!!!). I was worried at the time that Rachel wouldn’t like but it is best to experiment and it is also extremley difficult to sew small font, especially in some of the really confined spaces I had to work in. However I will sew this type on a seperate piece of canvas and scan it in to change on the 2 games in the near future.

I created 3 finger puppets for the project. I wanted to try my own ones from being inspired by Soju’s finger puppets that I saw in the Okido Pop-up shop. 2 of them are felt the other one is screen printed.

Some fellow students final work

March 20, 2010

 A few pictures of peoples final work for the Okido project brief. We had to create either a game or story to feature on an Okido magazine page.

I love the work above, it is so intricate and beautifully done. It is definitely very visually interesting both for adults and children.

This is Kates work below where you had to find the body noises:

Below is Andys work. Also really love his work, it has such a great look and style to it. He firstly hand drew the images and then scanned them and over drew them in Illustrator, which he said took a very long time! Then he modified them in Photoshop, adding colour etc. The kind of dirty, old brown paper look he created by scanning in some old paper, layering it in Photoshop then bringing down the opacity of his images so you could see some of the paper. I thought this was such a great ideas!

the balloon is so cute!

Izzys work:

Jamie Rostants work, Breakfast time!:

I will upload some pics of my final work soon….

It was great seeing everyones work at the end of the project as we have seen it progress and then to actually see the final piece is great too, so we can see the whole development of the work. I think seeing your fellow students work is definitely one of the most inpirational things for our own work and it is great as we can all talk about it and share how we created the work. There was definitely some great work produced and some great ideas.

Screen printing: round 2

March 19, 2010

 Here are some pictures of me screen printing the different characters, objects and writing to appear on the different game boards. All of them were printed with hand made stencils.

Creating the game boards

March 17, 2010

 Here are a few pictures of the creation of the sewing part of the game boards. In total I created 6 boards all hand sewn and then screen printed different parts to feature on the games.

We had to create the page to 20x20cm to fit on an Okido magazine page. So I cut the canvas just a little bigger than this just for the edges and I ironed all of the pieces of canvas before starting to sew.

The hardest part was sewing some of the smaller writing that had to go in the shapes or in small spaces. It was very difficult to get it small but to still look clear.

I also created a few finger puppets. More pictures of these to come later…


March 15, 2010

Here are some of the websites I have been using and looking at. Trust me there are many more!

Some crafty websites, some having tutorials on how to create different items:
Darren told me about Peepshow being a good website to look at for the type of work I now enjoy exploring, so I have only recently explored their website and blog. I will definitely be using the peepshow websites as inspiration in future projects as they have such great work and so much of it.
Flickr has been a great website for me to find many different types of images relating to this project; printing onto fabric, illustration, childrens illustration, screen printing, sewing etc.

Workshop work

March 14, 2010

Looks like printing onto fabric. Has such a great, rough texture, really gives it an effective feel and look. These are some images from different books:

screen print:

Class work; to create a four image story for children. Rachel is going to show them to different kids and ask them to guess the story.

Kates four image story:

My four image story:

Isobels four image story, the rainbow egg, magical:

Kates work for final piece:

Izzys work for the final piece, she is working with different jokes:

scanned in screen prints

March 13, 2010

These are my practice screen prints scanned in and then the last ones I modified and played around with. I love them! I like it how the colours are not all even and how I feel these characters have personality and life. Practice makes perfect! More screen printing to come…..

Screen Printing: round 1

March 12, 2010

Practicing screen printing my Munch & twigs characters. I used 4 different stencils for each colour I wanted to use and printed it onto fabric, card and paper. I am going to do a few screen prints of Munch & twigs in different scenarios for the final game boards.

mini scanned in books

March 11, 2010

After creating the sewn book I scanned it in to create these little books to sell in the Okido pop up shop. All our mini books are on show or for sale at £1 each.

It still had a great effect to it when it was scanned in and the image didn’t look flat so I was very pleased. I created a short version of the story and some that folded out with the whole story on, for the mini books and also printed on two different paper types.

These were the little scanned in versions of the sewing book that I created. they are currently on sale in the Okido shop.