6.04.2013

Be Creative With Canon Pixma





Be creative with Canon Pixma Printer

Holidays are coming!
On the last weekend of May,we were invited to the Holiday Creativity with Canon Pixma workshop by Omy and Canon. We had been selected as one of the 10 appointed Creative 'Craft Guru ' < cough><cough> to showcase our take on creativity.



Before we attempt to mesmorize you with our craft, we decided it is best to pick a few tips from the gurus first. After all we are just 2 and 6 , so any pointers in the creativity department is very much welcome.

Canon
The workshop was held at Sheraton Hotel ballroom. It is essentially a parent and child workshop for kids age 5-12.

Hosted by the ever bubbly host-actress-blogger Joanne-Maria Sim and celebrity blogger Silver Ang, this workshop promises an afternoon of fun and discoveries on what you can do with the Canon Pixma Printers.

Host Silver and Joanne
For today , we have 3 travel related projects to undertake. Before that, here is a quick look of the printers available.


There are a mix of old and new printers on display. The top of the line Pixma MG6370 and MG 5470 are popular due to its wifi capabilities. The printers are used to print photographs for use as part of our craft session. The output of the photos are of top notch standards, similar to what you can get in a normal photo processing shop.

Printers on display
The most important feature is perhaps the ease of use. Within a few prints, I managed to master how to print a photo from one of the camera.

The process is even easier if you have an Android of IOS , simply install the Canon Easy Print (iTunes / GooglePlay )and you can print via the phone. Printing wirelessly is also possible for wifi enabled cameras in the latest version of wireless Pixma printers.

Let's print
The workshop may be for ages 5-12, but we managed to snag a seat for Didi to join in the fun as he loves his arts and craft.

Wackies ready to go!
The materials
We are provided with some papers printed from the Canon Pixma printers as well as arts materials like glue, double side tape and scissors. For today we will be attempting to make our own passport holders, luggage tag and postcards.

The materials
Passport holder
First up is the passport holder. We used 2 pieces of coloured paper to form the front and back of the passport holders.

Concentrating
After we place the papers together, we cut a small hole on the shorter side to make a hole. We extend a string through the hole and place a button on the other end to secure the passport holder.

Hole and button
Thereafter we made an inside pocket with another piece of paper cut to fit 3/4 of the size of one side of the passport holder. Double side tape it and voila , you have passport holder.

Passport Interior
The next part is probably the fun part, we decorated the passport with our choice of photos and decorative artworks provided. I even made myself a 3D name tag to paste on the front.

Creativity @work
Ta-at! The passport holder is complete.

My passport holder
Didi has his version done with assistant from Mommy.

Passport holders
We reckoned these passport holders are the best in the market as they are unique one of a kind holders. They are probably priceless as well given its limited production of 1.

One of a kind passport holders
Luggage tag
Next up is the luggage tag. For this you would require a plastic name card tag as well as one piece of paper big enough to fit round the name card. A ribbon is required as week to complete the look.

Name tags
Honestly we were a little lost on the instructions given by the hostess as there are no visual cues. Perhaps a live video feel on what they are doing would be helpful.

Luggage tags
Nevertheless since the workshop is about creativity, we decided to innovate and let our creativity kick into overdrive. Within a few nip and tucks, we made ourselves 2 decent luggage tags.
Postcard

Postcard
Our workshop timings got into overtime and the postcard session was reduced. Nevertheless we did complete one 3 D postcard within 5 minutes.

What's left behind
As with most arts and craft session, there is a mini mountain of mess to clear up. The effort was worth is as we are please with our creations. Arts and craft session need not be the normal drawing and painting in the future as we discovered new ways to utilize the Pixma printer.


At the end of the session , we had a photoshoot. I guess the reactions of the children said it all when asked if they had fun. If it is not obvious enough...
IT WAS FUN!!!!

To top it off, we get to cart away with a Canon Pixma MG 5470 for our use as the official 'Craft Guru' ( we love the title!). Look out for our upcoming posts as we attempt to showcase our talents with a few creations on the Canon Pixma printer.
To know more about Holiday Creativity with Canon and to get to know the Creative Craft Gurus, do visit us at OMY Canon Pixma workshop 2013

Stay tune!

 I <Hug> Canon!





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