Create a Zine
Design your Zine: Text and images can be inserted in to the templates prior to printing. Some of our favorite sites for images include:
When designing your 8-page zine in the Word template, be sure to refer to the illustration below to be sure your content are in the correct orientation so the pages are all "right side up" after the zine is printed and folded.
For more information about the Collins Library Zine collection, information about zines, etc. please visit our Zine page.
Print a Lithophane
Traditionally, a lithophane is an etched or molded artwork in very thin translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is a design or scene that appears "en grisaille" (in gray) tones.
The word "lithophane" derives from Greek "litho", which is from "lithos" which means stone or rock, and "phainein" meaning "to cause to appear" or "to cause to appear suddenly". From this is derived a meaning for lithophane of "light in stone" or to "appear in stone" as the three-dimensional image appears suddenly when lit with a back light source.
Lithophanes date back to the 1800s, when they were traditionally carved from wax, molded in plaster, then cast and fired in porcelain.
A 3D printer allows one to create a lithophane from almost any photograph using modern technology bringing the old and new together. The 3D printer provides a level of precision in the thickness of the material being printed creating the translucence needed to allow light to shine through the material and achieve the many shades of gray needed to produce the image when backlit.
Project Instructions: 3D printed Lithophane instructions
Create a piece of Blackout Poetry
Transform a page from one of the discarded books or journals in the Makerspace into a new and unique piece of art and poetry.
Some helpful sites:
Virtual Blackout Poetry: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/multimedia/blackout-poetry.html
The Makerspace staff will be happy to help you get started on a basic lanyard.
Here is also a link to a helpful video on starting a lanyard:
Here is a helpful video for finishing your lanyard:
Shaving Cream Marbled Paper
Marbling is the art of printing multi-colored swirled patterns on paper.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/ssOLrtlojoc