May 15, 2012

up to the moon ~ making the cd cover

good morning!

it is special day folks, as i've been planning this post for a long time... i wanted to show you guys how i made the little hanging stars and moons for my cd cover :)

when i came up with the title "up to the moon," i knew i wanted a strong visual aspect. thinking about the concept and playing around with ideas was a lot of fun!

i thought a lot about symbolism, and how the moon can be a symbol for people's wishes and dreams. having the moon on a string gave me the feeling that all your wishes could come true if you could just have that...


anyway, here are some of the supplies i used:

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yarn, paper, mod podge, and glitter.

i started thinking of what other shapes i could also utilize. moons naturally go with stars, so that was a no brainer. i also thought hearts would be appropriate, since most of the songs on the ep have to do with love/ unrequitedness. i drew some paper cutouts...

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next, i painted one side each with mod podge and glittered them. this was hard, because the glitter wouldn't stick in certain places, and some of them didn't come out perfect.

after i did this, i found out that there is such a thing as paper that is pre-glittered. it's used for scrapbooking. i wish i knew about it sooner- i would've just used that.

oh well! doesn't this look pretty?

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i then glued the two sides of each shape together, with a piece of yarn in the middle.

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after that, i had my moons, stars, and hearts all on strings!

if only we could do this in real life...

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my original idea was to make them into a mobile, so i strung them all up on one. however, it wasn't photographing the way that i wanted. then i came up with the idea to just pin them against the white wall.

and that is how my cover idea evolved :) we still have them hung up in our apartment this way! they're too cute to take down.

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xoxo!!


chantilly

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18 comments

  1. Absolutely wonderful. I wouldn't take it down either. :-)

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  2. It's so pretty and represents so much- of course you shouldn't take it down! :) I love that you handcrafted every last piece of your album.

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  3. These are so pretty! I love the last picture as well, makes a fun contrast to the more serious 'official' one!
    Faye x

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  4. I really love it! It worked perfectly :)

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  5. I think hand-made glittery paper is much more authentic than any you could have bought pre-glittered. It makes a difference. Nice :).

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  6. Those are so cute! :)

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  7. Awww!!!! I love that photo of you!! You look so pretty when you smile!! :D

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  8. so pretty! love the behind the scenes :)

    glitter paper exists but it wouldnt have been as fun! theres charm to it!

    Barnicles

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  9. I love your record cover! It's whimsical, colorful and dreamy ;D. And the fact that you made it with your very own hands is another sign of how much heart you've put into the making of this record.

    By the way, I realized the glitter packet is in Spanish, too! :O I thought this only happened in California (and southern states, maybe).

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  10. I loved seeing pictures of the process!
    Your cd cover is so beautiful & I wouldn't take these down too.

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  11. thank you, everyone! i'm glad you all like the hand-crafted-ness of it. i was hoping it would be a nice little behind-the-scenes peek :P x

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  12. Way too adorable for words. I love how tangible the idea is and how it adds it's own little story to your album. Cuteness.

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  13. So cute! Love the CD cover SO much!! It goes perfectly with the title. Love love love!


    xoxo

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  14. LOVE seeing the process, thanks for sharing.

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  15. I want to make those for over my bed, when I do I''l share it on blog :) and of course link it back to you!

    Xo,
    Eeka

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  16. just listened to the song, you have a beautiful voice, I shared it to my facebook page so hopefully lots of new people will here it!

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