The materials Kate has given us to choose from:

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My added Materials:

Sequins,glitter,fur,beads,mirror,sello tape , coins, plastic , string, ribbon.

Processes Kate has given us to chose from:

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Others I could think of:

gluing, cutting, sewing,photographing.

I now need to chose 2 materials and 2 processes too research into.

The materials I think I am going to research into is Magazine pages and Sellotape.

Magazine Pages



Made from : 

Glossy Paper

History of Glossy Paper:
For decades, glossy paper, the type used in magazines, was made using a white clay called kaolin (named after the Chinese region Kao-Ling where it was mined to produce porcelain). The clay is used to fill the spaces between the fibers in the paper and to coat the paper so that it will have a smooth surface. This makes the paper more suitable for the reproduction of photographs, especially color photos.
How its made:
Magazines are made out of paper that has been coated and buffed by a process called “supercalendering,” in order to give a glossy appearance. During this process, paper is covered with a white clay called “kaolin” and put under high pressure rollers.  The resulting shiny pages are suitable for color photographs.
Uses of glossy paper
business cards

Unusual Uses

You can recycle magazines into lots of different objects –
from jewellery – storage boxes – decorations – statues . The list goes on.



History of sellotape

The name Sellotape was derived from Cellophane, at that time a trademarked name, with the “C” changed to “S” so that the new name could be trademarked. The tape was originally manufactured in Acton West London.

How its made

Sellotape is made by heating adhesive materials until they melt. Then coated as a hot liquid. The coated tape is then cooled to give the finished tape.

Use of sellotape

To Repair

To attach

Unusual Uses

If you’re hanging a picture on a plaster wall put a small “X” of cellophane tape over the spot you need to drive the nail this will prevent your paint from cracking

getting cat or dog hair off clothing


Two Processes

Photography and Scanning





The word photography comes from two ancient Greek words: photo, for “light,” and graph, for “drawing.” “Drawing with light” is a way of describing photography.

What is it used for?

Photography is a popular form of art that involves capturing a moment on film. Now digitized, photography can be manipulated using systems such as Photoshop to make for the best possible image.




Scanners owe their existence to the concept of telephotography, a technology based on telegraphs, only instead of simple text, entire images can be transmitted. The principle method involved radio or phone signals using different intensities to depict various tones and colors, gradually forming an image.

What are they used for?

Scanner is used for making more copies of an image or document.



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