For Oneday, I chose to work in the Handmade gifts group. I felt really passionate about creating things, which lead to the creation of a puzzle. In the beginning, overestimated myself, thinking that I would be able to finish three puzzle in the 5 hours time. This was misleading, however, because the cutting of the cardboard was harder than I thought, only being able to cut out one puzzle.

Photo glued on to cardboard

Here is the beginning stage of making a puzzle, where I glued the photo on to a thin piece of cardboard. In this stage, I used white glue, so that the picture can stay on the cardboard for a long time. But this was not a good choice, because the photos started wrinkling as time passed, until the glue completely dried.

Cut out border

This is where I started to cut out the borders of the pictures so that there are no blank space where it is not filled with a picture. In this stage, some parts of the paper were not completely dried, which made it hard for me to cut out with a fine edge. The pictures moved, as I cut with a knife, and parts of the picture ripped off which made a impact on the final pieces.

shape of puzzle placed on photo

To cut out the photo into puzzle pieces, I placed the shape of a puzzle on the photo, and cut out with a knife with the puzzle pieces on top. This stage took the longest time, making me not being able to finish all three and even not being able to finish one. I think this is because of the tool that I used. The knife was a little bit dull when I used, making it slow and hard to cut out each piece.

 

Final puzzle pieces

I have learned a lot during Oneday. I learned about the choice of the tools can change the final product. The use of the knife made the puzzle pieces very good, but it took way too much time on cutting them. The use of a scissor made it really quick, but the puzzle pieces did not look very good. I used the knife for the most of Oneday, which made me have to finish cutting the puzzle pieces at home, since I ran out of time.