Awhile ago I thought that I could try to make a stop motion animation.
I bought my modelling clay, as I didn't have any. But then I thought that I want it to be the best I could make!
I haven't made any stop motion, ever, and there's not really a lot of tutorials for animation props and sets.
As a crafter, I decided that I'll make everyhing by myself, no matter how wrong or right my technique will be!
So, I made this simple animation set. I have made dioramas before, so it wasn't hard for me to figure this one out. I also made a tutorial so you can make it too! ^-^ (Some photos are missing, so ask me if you don't get something)
You will need (for the basic set):
- Cardboard (the sturdier the better)
- Craft knife
- Glue (I used hot glue)
So, what you have to do is to glue that large piece to the basic piece's small flap on the front side. The small piece must be glued to the back of that basic piece's flap. It would be nice if you understood me now. :D Look at picture, I think it is quite understandable. :) (I thought I did take pics for this, but now I see I didn't, so I just took this pic)
When you glue the small piece (probably with hot glue), the longest part of it must be on top, and it must form a triangle. This will make the whole set stand on it's own.
For the wood effect, I sprayed water over the paper evenly. Then I took watercolors one by one and brushed over the paper with large, dry paintbrush. I reapeated this process many times.
Then just leave the paper to dry. If you don't mind being messy like me, do it on your desk/table. Then you can just leave it there and remove the paper from the surface easily. If you do this on newspaper, you might not be able to take the paper off it, as the paper gets soaked with water completely and sticks to anything it lays on.
When you're done with the rows, fill in the sides of the rows with half-pieces. I think you can see the gap between rows in my picture, that's what I meant.
Then you're done with the set! I might also do some other tutorials for furniture, if I'll have time. I hope you like it! You could also use it as a diorama or dollhouse if you want to! :)
Have a nice day! :)