pop-up photographs

November 9, 2010 § 2 Comments

I haven’t quite met a single soul who isn’t charmed by pop-ups.  How couldn’t one be amused when pop-ups give life to all things flat?  Here’s a project inspired by the ageless paper crafting technique of pop-ups, applied simply and whimsically to an everyday object.  A collection of framed pop-up photographs would make a most thoughtful gift this holiday season.

I had so many beautiful pictures from our camping trip this summer in Yosemite and couldn’t wait to pop-up a few and frame them.  For this one example, I used five copies of the same picture, foam adhesive (you can get the foam adhesive dots at craft stores or the roll of foam adhesive tape at hardware stores), and a sharp craft knife.

I would suggest trimming away bits of the background for every layer until you are only left with the foreground elements in the final layer.

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