39_Technicolor Kaleidoscope

31 Oct

A look into analogue hyper-reality at the reach of your hand… all you need is some coloured metallic paper, a cardboard roll and interesting things to look at.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

It will take you about 20 minutes to make your Technicolor Kaleidoscope

You`ll need:

_A cardboard roll (from toilet roll)

_3 sheets of different colours of metallic card

_Ruler, cutter or scalpel and cutting mat

_UHU glue or glue stick

How to make your Technicolor Kaleidoscope:

1. On the back of one of the metallic cards, draw a rectangle 4.3cm wide x 10.6cm high (the same height as the roll).

2. Draw a vertical line 5mm from the edge of the rectangle (so that you have a total width of 4.8 cm)

3. Cut the rectangle and pass the cutter a couple times over the 4.3cm limit without cutting all the way through. You´ll be left with a tab 5mm wide.

4. Fold the tab back.

5. Do the same with the other 2 colours of card.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

6. Now we´re going to put all the pieces of card together to make a triangle. So, put some UHU glue on the coloured side of the 5mm tab of one of your rectangles.

7. Get another rectangle and stick the ‘tab-less’ end to the tab of the other rectangle. You should be able to bend the 2 pieces of card together as if joined by a hinge.

8. Add the remaining rectangle in the same way.

9. Put some UHU glue on the tab of the last rectangle and close the triangle.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

10. Slide the metallic card triangle into the cardboard roll.

11. Cut a rectangle 20cm wide x 10.6cm high off one of your metallic cards. It could be one of the colours you used for the triangle or a new one.

12. Put UHU glue all around the cardboard roll and cover it with the rectangle you just cut. Put a bit of  UHU glue on the end of the rectangle to ‘close’ it.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

That´s it! Ready to look at the world through the eyes of a Technicolor Kaleidoscope?

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

See what happens with the colours? Try using different ones and find interesting patterns and textures to look at through the Kaleidoscope.

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Quite fun to take pictures too!

© 2011 Fernanda de Uriarte

Enjoy the colour!

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