Ever wonder about what to do with all those 3-1/2″ floppy disks that you have taking up space in your office, closet, house? After more pondering I came up with this idea…
I used an off-white floppy disk, took the metal slide bar off, and opened to take the innards out of it. This is the back view of the disk.
When I opened it, I opened it from the bottom and just wide enough to take the ‘floppy’ part of the floppy disk out. I took the disk, traced out the shape over the photograph, and then cut the photo to size.
Here’s the front view of the disk. I cut the photo so that one piece would fit where the label goes and the other piece fits over the area where the metal slide bar was. After I had finished the project I noticed that in this photo the lower piece is actually upside down.
I used an acid-free photo glue stick to adhere the photo to the disk. You can use one photo or mixed up your photos. Here I wanted to create a continuation of the two. The tree is in the upper portion and a little bit in the lower portion to make it look like the photo is being framed by the disk.
I used an extra fine point gold paint marker by Marvy to write on the disk. I plan to use this in a mural where I’ll stick this (and other disks) on a large piece of foam core board with double stick tape.
You can take this a step further by decorating the disk and/or adding trim around the outside edge of the disk.
Have fun with this one.
Maureen, The Mandala Lady