Today in Art Metals 1, some students began to cut out the designs they created for the top of their bookmarks. JT Tulloch was one of these students.
I asked JT a few questions about his design inspiration and the process of creating the bookmark as he worked.
- JT, what were you inspired by when you created your bookmark?
- I go boating a lot in the summer and we see a lot of whales. Whales have always interested me so I decided to create a bookmark that pertains to my life.
- What stage are you currently at in creating your bookmark?
- I am currently cutting out the top frame of the whale’s tail.
- What tool are you using to cut out the whale’s tail?
- I am using the jeweler’s saw.
- Do you plan to use texture on the tail?
- Yes, I plan on texturing the frame so that the whale’s tail will continue onto the edges of the frame.
- Do you have any experience with using textures?
- Yes, I recently finished creating a stripped bass keychain and the face, gills, and tail were all textured.
JT cutting out the whale’s tail:
The next phase of this process will begin once the students finish cutting out the tops of their bookmarks. Be sure to come back and check it out!