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Georgia Father And Daughter Team Creates 3D Pixel Art Toy

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Art | Comments Off on Georgia Father And Daughter Team Creates 3D Pixel Art Toy

Georgia Father And Daughter Team Creates 3D Pixel Art Toy

A Georgia-based father and daughter team turned their bonding time into the next big thing for fun family bonding and mother daughter activities, with a new product called STiKidotz, which acts akin to the fun combination of LEGOs, stickers and pixel art.

Invented by CK and Yannie Tan, the father-daughter team responsible, is that this new product is a new, fun way for families to get together, and create something that they can use to decorate cars, clothing, or anything they want to.

STiKidotz stickers are comprised of small, individual pixel-shaped mini-stickers, which are bendable and connectable into any shape, which allows their users to create anything they want, be it a team logo, a message, a character or whatever their imaginations can come up with.STiKidotzdoesn’t require adhesives, water or any ironing, as the built-in adhesive on the back handles cohesion. It’s also food-safe and non-toxic, while leaving no residue. The stickers are also made of soft silicone, so they won’t hurt when they’re stepped on when they’re inevitably left lying around the house after mother daughter activities, a problem commonly associated with LEGOs everywhere.

According to the Tans, they set out to invent STikidotz as the combination of different ideas in order to solve a single issue.  CK Tan says that he’s always had a passion for pixel art and 8-bit style, a passion he says started from his first pixel art program back in high school. 30 years later, in the present, he says he decided to follow up on that passion with the help of his daughter, and worked on creating a hands-on pixel art toy.

Yannie, CK’s daughter, said that she found the idea of coming up with personalized, DIY decals as great, as she thought that most decals were simply two-dimensional and not as enjoyable.

The father-daughter duo then worked to combine their ideas and STiKidotz was the end result.

According to the duo’s Kickstarter page, they look at STiKidotz as a new way for family bonding without digital help. They say that products like the hugely popular Minecraft show that there is appeal in working on a pixel art world, and that their product is an attempt of bringing that away from the digital medium and into the personal space while connecting with others.

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5 Simple Steps To Order Personalized Canvas Prints

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Art | Comments Off on 5 Simple Steps To Order Personalized Canvas Prints

5 Simple Steps To Order Personalized Canvas Prints

A traditional photo is printed on specialized photo paper. But these days, there are already different ways to print photos. One of the methods is to digitally print a photo to come up with personalised canvas prints. Canvas printing is proven to be durable and more presentable compared to photos printed on ordinary paper. Converting an ordinary photo into a work of art is easy. You can even do it at home by just uploading your image to a canvas printing website, apply some changes and the service provider will send it to you for. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Pick a style. There are different ways to have your photo printed on canvas. You can choose to have your photo printed on single canvas, a single image in separate canvas or you can also choose among the offered printing packages.
  2. Choose a wrapping style. You can choose among gallery wrap style, solid colour wrap or mirror wrapping for your image.
  3. Upload the picture. To have personalised canvas prints, the next step is to upload your preferred photo. If you do not have a particular photo in mind, check the stock images of the canvas printer’s website. You can also obtain images online and from free images at different websites.
  4. Customize the image. The next step is to apply your preferred changes on the photo. It is at this step where you can place your preferred canvas size including the design. You can opt for the standard size or you may customize it. You can also add more effects to the image such as by applying black and white, sepia, grey, vintage and other choices.
  5. Preview the image

The last step is to preview the image and check if you are already satisfied with your applied changes and customization. If you are already happy with the applied effects on the image, move on to checkout tab and place your payment. For additional changes on your personalised canvas prints, you can simply click the “Back to Customize” tab.

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Art And Fabric Expo

Posted by on Apr 18, 2017 in Art, Lifestyle | 0 comments

Art And Fabric Expo

The fabric is an essential part of daily lives. It is currently being used for a lot of things in our lives, things that we use and sometimes we tend to forget that it’s there. Fabric, defined as cloth created by knitting, felting, or waving fibers, have many uses. It is used in clothes, decoration, and even upholstery of furniture. It completes the look and feel of the room. Fabrics can be from natural sources while others are manmade. They can also be a combination of the two to get the desired look, feel, and impact to what one is making. Creating and designing fabrics on their own can be taken as a form of art in some form.

Art is a form of expression, an application of one’s creativity. It can be in the forms of paintings, music, or poetry. It can be seen in one’s daily lives, simple or not. Sometimes, we even forget that the clothes worn are made of art. Its design is one thing to consider and we must not forget that the fabric is also an art in itself. Creating fabrics are a form of art on its own, people are making and designing their own style of fabric based on their preferences. It’s a form of their personalised art shown in their fabrics.

In India, it is not surprising that one can find a wide array of beautiful fabrics. This variety of personalised art in its own form has been one of the things being showcased continuously through exhibits and fairs.

Last April 13, 2017, the BRAND IN STYLE Season 2 exhibit showcasing personalised fabrics and collections, was inaugurated at Satya Sai Nigamagamam, Sri Nagar Colony. This was inaugurated by the founder of Bina Singh Foundation, Bina Singh, and famous model and Mrs. India International 2017, Sharon Fernandes. Sixty-four (64) exhibitors from Indian cities who are famous for their personalised fabric collections presented their unique creations. Social causes are being supported in this expo thus from the 64 stalls, there are designers coming from other countries as well such as Malaysia.

Art can be in any form and it’s a personalised expression of who we are. In this case, fabric is made and created as a personalised art of the designers.

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