Pop-up Colosseum

I thought about an ancient (or modern ) architecture realized in 3D with pop-up cardboard: was a challenge for me understand how to realize a complicated architecture as the Colosseum in Rome, but is a geometrical and mathematical problem that we can solve even with student of grade 9. This pop-up needs an accurate project, so could be interesting to take up the challenge to create some famous … [Read more...]

Christmas cards on scraps of map

Inspired by the works of Rachel Ann Austin, I realized some Christmas cards drawing on pieces of maps (white cardboard sizes 10x20cm, map scrap size 6x6cm). To create a matte background I used Acrilyc Gesso applied with a spatula in a thin layer. The map should appear through the layer of plaster. When the plaster is dry I drew simple Christmas subjects with black ink (you can do it even with a … [Read more...]

Black and white cardboards

White shapes on black cardboard, an exercise on positive and negative spaces. … [Read more...]

Easter Hat!

My son Davide won the “Easter Hat Competition” at his School with this original creation! Just using  cardboards, pencils or markers, scissor, glue and coloured tissue paper... … [Read more...]

Tissue-paper window

Inspired to stained-glass windows, my son created this work to represent a St. David’s life episode. He drew a very simple and stylized scene, with very large contour lines. Then he cut off the  empty spaces from two black cardboards overlaid. After that he glued the shaped and coloured pieces of tissue-paper on one of the black cardboard cutout. Eventually he has glued the black cardboards cut … [Read more...]

Puppets with dancing legs

With a photo of the face, a card and a rubber band you can make these easy and fun puppets, then you can decorate them freely, maybe even pasting buttons, ribbons or pieces of fabrics ... … [Read more...]

Christmas cards

Here in the UK it is very common to exchange greeting cards for Christmas, and since each of my children has at least 25 classmates, we recycled all of the cards we had at home (advertising, brochures, maps ...), and with very poor material we made simple Christmas cards for all ... A very handmade product! pronti per essere consegnati! … [Read more...]

Stained glass of tissue paper

After observing the Gothic stained glass with the students of '8th grade we made the "stained glass windows" of tissue paper. We started the elaboration of a photograph with the image of a flower. The shape and the colors were freely stylized and interpreted to reach the design of our window. After the execution of the model we have realized the structure, cutting out the black cardboard and … [Read more...]