Someone birthday coming up? The festive season just round the corner? Want to take a 35mm film gift to the next level.? Make it more interesting, special, personal and most importantly surprising.? It sure is possible!
1. Take your 35mm film.
2.Note down somewhere what film it is.(FIlm name, type and ISO)
3.Take your double sided scotch tape and paste it on every inch of the film canister. Or you can be use liquid paper. You’ll need plenty of of it though to cover every inch of the canister. The canister in the left is covered using double sided scotch tape while the canister at right has been covered using liquid paper.
4.Depending on the mood or occasion, you may choose to use plain paper or wrapping paper. (personally I prefer using plain paper as it gives room to be more creative)
5.Take your paper and cut out and area measuring 8cm in length and 4cm in height.
6.Stick the paper that you’ve cut out onto the canister.
(you may choose to decorate half the canister with a certain type of paper while the other half of the canister with another type of paper. Be as creative as you can)
7.Take your color marker pens and get busy!
8. Remember to leave a little indication on the canister the ISO of the film as well as the type of film negative, slide etc. (remember to do this or else the person you’re giving the film to won’t know what iso to shoot it with and what to tell the lab when developing)
9. Remember to tell the person you’re giving the gift to remind the lab to keep the canister and not throw it away so that the person can collect it together with his/her pics. After the person is finished shooting the film, he/she will be able to keep your self designed canister and remembers how sweet you are. Also not knowing exactly what film the person is shooting sure gives it a more wonder and suspense feeling as the person awaits to collect his/her pictures.
And you;re done! you may choose to add sparkles, paint the canister etc. Your self designed 35mm film canister is sure to put a smile on any Lomographer’s face.