The second design exercise we did was simple.
You cut a piece of card (black in this case) to a rectangular shape. Then you cut out pieces and flip them out from the shape, so they will flip back exactly.
I found a few places where I could continue the flipping, not from the rectangle but from the pieces that projected out.
I enjoyed this activity so much that I tried another, using a squarer shape and flipping out from all sides. (Kim called this exercise Flipping Out - very appropriate.)
You have a look at the design, using the L shapes, and choose a part that appeals to you to make a print block. I traced the design onto foam core and onto the funky foam stuff, making sure to colour the negative and positive spaces. Then you cut the funky foam and attach it to the foam core board. This is when you realise that it is a VERY GOOD IDEA to mark your positive and negative design where you are going to stick it - for all the designs you make. The more complicated the design, the more important it is.
I had actually done something similar with children in Prep and Grade One as part of the maths course. It is part of the course where you learn flip, slide, turn.
Here is the design I ended up with.
|Sorry about the fuzzy picture!|