As part of one of my current works in progress, I am attempting to make a camera. Not one that really works mind you – just a model. I began with an empty oatmeal box. It was the perfect size for my purpose: the camera lens.
I also dug into my cache of miscellaneous needful things – corrugated cardboard, foam core and an old wrapping paper tube.
First I cut the camera shape out of foam core.
Then from the tube and cardboard, I cut out some details.
I glued those parts together,
added a couple more features
and put a base coat of gesso on them. Gesso has become a great friend of late. Who knew?! When I was younger I couldn’t understand its redeeming value.
Next: Deciding what colors to paint it. Then I can move on to some other quirky aspect of this piece. Speaking of quirky –