Saturday, April 9, 2011

Salmonella yo.

for microbiology, we have to make a 'visual learning tool' based on any bacteria covered in this semester. i chose salmonella! i just wanted to make something that's needle-felted, really -__-"
i first made a rod (bacillus) shape out of felt sheets that i stuffed & sewed together. inconveniently... there was only dishwashing sponges (those blue ones) to stuff the inside with, and so when i needle felted the wool to cover it, it was so difficult to poke, i managed to break two needle-felting needles. and i actually only had a single needle. so in between that, i had to go out to the city again, in the rain/cold, go to lincraft (after having spent a few hours there already that day) and buy some needles. anyway. the flagellae was made out of pipe cleaners with all the furry bits cut off (so only the wire remained) and pink thread wrapped around it. then i had to make deep pokes :( into the salmonella so i could jam the flagellae in.
the gas molecules are just made out of fimo & drawn messily with white out.
and to make the box more shallow, i used two toilet paper rolls cut in half (just the cardboard) and sticky-taped it to the back of the white background. and all the figurines are stuck on with velcro (cos i'm paranoid about sticking something on permanently. i don't even stick my stickers on with its own backing. i use photo magic dots.)

anyway, i hope it's accurate.. really can't be bothered changing anything anymore, i've had to redraw the info bits 3 times already T__T

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