Thursday, 31 May 2012


I was inspired by one of the works done by Code Switch of Bee Aye and always wanted to create and play with the silkscreening. Fortunately, I was at the opening for the event code switch, I decided to consult Bee Aye at the event and was really excited on the idea of using emulsion and the different chemicals as well as the use of fabrics to create an interesting art work. Bee Aye has been a really interest artist to talk to with her own sets of creative ideas to put into. Her use and selection of the different fabrics was interesting as she explains on her she choices and how she come about working on the art piece. After conversing with her, i was looking for clear netting to work with and i found that the school arts store had existing silkscreen pictures that I could work on. The skill of silkscreen requires different techniques, timing, precision and careful work. here's a picture of the silkscreening before anything has started.

 After adding the paint, I had to make sure the paint is spread nicely like a thin line on the side of the screen before spreading it across. one problem that I had been warned was that acrylic paint dries ultra fast. However, I did not purchase an extra-time medium to prolong the drying of the acrylic paint and had to work even faster. A close up of after apply the paint.

 I had the chance to use 2 silk screens instead of one design! I was using a bass image and a television image for the work. I was working within the confines of my small room so I had to cover most parts of my room floor with newspapers.

After being more confident, I tried on silkscreening on fabric bags. Because of the lack in spaces, I had to put the bags on my bed. And accidentally staining my bed (look at the wet spot with tissue), the price of being creative. haha


 Finally completed the works on the fabric bags, you can see that each bag is different in its texture and image even though it uses the same screen.

 What's not in this post is the hard work place and the difficult moving of the screen and the swift swiping of paint across the screen. clearing out the screens to ensure that you are able to use it again. making sure that the paint has been spread through the whole image and that it is dark enough. The cleaning part was also a nightmare as my home toilet became like a murder crime scene. Instead of red blood, I had black paint splatted all around the walls of the toilet and also, the screen had to be cleaning thoroughly and there seems to be no ending on the amount of black paint I had to wash off.

 One of the really craziest thing I have ever done: staining my bedsheet and making a disaster in the toilet just to create a seemingly easy work in making images on paper and fabric. Overall, It was still really really satisfying to see how beautiful the images come out and learn the different techniques to put in. Pin It

Saturday, 19 May 2012

no whiners allowed!

Finally did a more graphic and guyish layout! though it requires more black ink, paint and enamel accent! Really enjoy using enamel accent which can be place on any surface u like and i made it highlight the focal photo. And i finally got this chance to print the photos or the aquathlon team which i have NOT been training recently (guilty much!) But I'll be running and stuffs during my trip to laos and when I get back. (IPPT is coming!) Meanwhile, this is really a fun bunch of determined ROBOTS who never stop training.

You can't see the reflection as much from the Papermarket blog so I decided to take on that shows me using the copper sheet that my dad gave me. (on the running stickers) And also you can see I used quite a fair bit of enamel accent.

I like the top left part of the layout.

Till then!  (I'm coming back from Laos in about now... I Guess.)

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012


I enjoyed this video thoroughly by Kelli Anderson whom i think is a really inspiring graphic designer who is someone who is able to take a different perspective in life and head on to do change the way we think of the world. She is able to change the way paper is able to change its quickly, such as the christmas card that puts on the literal photo of receiving the card and makes people think how you open another christmas card. The routine and continual repetitive actions that we do continue to carry less meaning and have to constantly search for something fresh in order to gain our interest and new means to bring colour to our life. What was most inspiring part of her video is the use of paper to make music. Not a usual thing for many to work on and paper do not carry the purpose of just for writing or the various conventional purposes. It can be used to make Music. Lastly, the constant news of war, terror, bad economy and other negative news always creeps up on our lives as we continue to be unhappy of the world around us and the growing polarized country that we live in. We continue to be cynical and put every positivity with skepticism, also adding on our "connected" lives with the pursuit of technology. I would love to receive news one day that are everything that make everyone happy.

It's said to be impossible, but she did it. amazing.
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Monday, 14 May 2012

draw something.

Many many weeks ago, July asked me to draw something. and so i did draw a simple one during an art outing/jam. :) Thanks J!

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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Sculpture Making

In the midst of a busy semester, I had a chance to explore my own creativity by learning how to make sculpture. The Visual Arts CCA in SMU called Artdicted, invited a local artist Ezzam to teach us on using simple material to create artworks. (this artist has actually made tiny sculptures using his own skin. intriguing.)  We started indoors learning how to make sculpture using simple materials such as the scotch tape.

You might be wondering how a scotch tape be able to make a sculpture. It was interesting to see how layer by layer you can add on to create the shape of a person's half. Starting with a top layer of the hand and removing the "work" and turning over to work with the other side of the hand, join the two pieces together. And VoilĂ ! you got a hand sculpture!

The amazing part of the work includes the ability to see through the sculpture (as the scotch tape is clear) and also the interesting part on how the scotch everyday use could be made into a sculpture that takes on the form, volume and shape of the object that you work on.

The second part of the workshop was the part which is my creative output for this blogpost. We were instructed to make sculptures and interact outdoor and hence, the class had to be moved to campus green. We were to get inspired by nature and work on our sculpture with different but only simple everyday objects: strings, papers and masking tapes.

I had difficulty trying to think of a sculpture to make and it was really different to use paper. The normal A4 size paper is soft, easily manipulated and is difficult to maintain the shape of the structure you want. I realise after a while of making the base of the leaves (frankly, i was trying to re-create a fern.) With just a simple fold, I had the ability to create the work to make the leaves more upright instead of just flowing down. Also, the shortening of paper and doubling it, created a more luxurious effect to it. And hence, I had the confidence to create a flower (instead of just a fern.)

It was really amazing with how just a simple paper would be able to recreate the look of a flower and make it bigger. A facebook post on the artwork actually garner 30-something likes and many comments on how just a simple white paper is able to create dimension, shadows and effects. Like nature, it was not vulnerable to the elements of weather. It wilted and "died" in campus green. I was really shocked with the response on the number of photos sent to me on how sad the "flower" had wilted. But, it was lovely blooming and its wilted look shows the natural process of the world.
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Saturday, 5 May 2012

always be true to yourself

A layout I created which is also at papermarket blog! Happy the way it had turned out! super nice! I really liked the paper designed by Rhonna Farrer. Hope i got the name right. she is an amazing graphic designer! And if you have noticed, I used my new (but vintage) typewriter! Super nice! Just love how the words look with the layout!

I will be away from Singapore to Laos from 6th May - 20th May onwards! Do contact me via email or Facebook! (but i won't reply you until I'm back!) P.S: I will still be blogging in the next 2 weeks so do come back and check it out! :D Pin It