I’ve been listening to Thrice for close to twenty years now. It’s amazing how the band’s sound has evolved over the years. I really like the album artwork on their latest album Palms. It was designed by Jordan Butcher from Studio Workhorse.
More info on Thrice- http://thrice.net/
More info on Studio Workhorse- https://studioworkhorse.com/
I thought it would be cool to make a 3D version of the album cover to mount on the wall. To achieve the painted look I used a mixture of convex and concave surfaces so the printed layer lines would act like “brush strokes” giving the 3D piece varying texture and depth.
Parts, Settings & Materials I used:
Palms_Background_Black – 1 needed, 15% infill, .2mm layer resolution, MatterHackers PRO PLA Black, (I will be trying Prusament Galaxy Black once it comes in the mail)
Palms_ Outline_Tan – 1 needed, .2mm Layer resolution, PushPlastic Desert Tan
Palms_ Circles_Tan – 6 needed, 15% infill, .2mm Layer resolution, PushPlastic Desert Tan
Palms_Circles_Grey – 6 needed, 15% infill, .2mm Layer resolution, PushPlastic Dark Grey
Palms_Circle_Red – 1 needed, 15% infill, .15mm Layer resolution, Solutech Real Red
Make sure to dial in your first layer settings. If your first layer is too squished you may have trouble inserting all the circles. It helps to check / clean up the bottom edges before inserting the circles and the outline into the background. Remember to let parts cool before removing them off the build plate. You can also play around with the layer resolution to change how much texture the surfaces will have.
I plan on splitting up the background file in the future so this could be built at a much larger scale.
Install the Tan Circles first, then the Grey Circles, then the Tan Outline, and finally the center Red Circle. There are two built in mounting point on the back so you can mount this to a wall.
If you build one share a picture!
Black / Desert Tan / Dark Grey / Real Red