Xacto knife, scissors, glue, ruler, doublesided tape, Silhouette Cameo, Adobe Illustrator.
Which London landmark did you choose and why?
I chose Buckingham Palace for the flexibility of the building in terms of amount of detail and 3D elements I could put in. I really wanted to create an architectural model of a building and use many many layers of different coloured paper to visualise this and to best show off the Colorplan paper range. (Oh, and it happend to be the birthday of the Queen on the date of the deadline!)
Talk us through the process of making the piece.
I started off by designing the façade, front and back, by layering up all the different details on top of each other. I then added 3D elements and structures like the entrance and the sides, the pillers, the balcony etc. Finally I added the sides and the roof to make it one solid building. It was a mixture of digital design and traditional handcut details – the entire design based on just a couple of touristy Photos I found on Google!
What was the most challenging part of the brief?
Trying to cramn in as much detail as humanly possible yet still being able to finish it in time! The short deadline was definitely the biggest challenge.
What part of the brief did you enjoy the most?
Seeing all the layers and details come together! I loved working with this delicious colour scheme and I’m really happy with the result. It was also a pleasure to read all the comments of people who followed my process whilst I was working on this project.