POP-UP PENGUIN IN AMAZON BOX FRAME
This was inspired by this Photojojo post.
- Chose a photo with multiple focal depths. This penguin is from a trip I took to Antarctica.
- Duplicated the image, and remove the penguin using Content-Aware fill in Photoshop.
- Print the original photo x 2, and the background plate (no penguin) x 1.
- Cut the photos.
- Cut out everything “in front” of the penguin for the top layer
- Cut out everything “behind” the penguin in the middle layer.
- The background layer, without the penguin, stays intact.
- Cut all of the sides and flaps from a small Amazon box.
- Measure out centre hole.
- Drill at four points around the hole and fasten the cardboard layers together with brass screenplay brads. Could also use nuts and bolts with washers.
- Trim around sides with knife to make an clean “block”.
- Remove the back piece of cardboard and save for later
- Cut out the centre hole very carefully with knife all the way to bottom.
- Remove the fasteners, but remember the order of the layers.
- Glue “background plate” photo to the intact piece of cardboard.
- Place the rear-most cut piece of cardboard on top of that background, then glue the next photo layer to it (on the sides).
- Repeat until no more layers, then put the remaining layers on top and fasten together.