I choose you! Haha!
Height: 22.3 cm/ 8.8 in
Width: 27.3 cm / 10.7 in
Depth: 23.6 cm / 9.3 in
Level: Medium - Hard
Printed on: White cardstock; 150 gsm
Anyhoo … I made a paper craft! It’s been way too long, probably because I never shared the others I made here. Like the Finn (Adventure Time) one I did for my friend. I didn’t take a photo of that because I gave it to him the next day. Haha!
I didn’t make it for me, it’s actually for my sister. I asked her which Pokémon is her favourite, and she told me it’s Charizard. I showed her the paper craft online and she got excited, then I made it.
It took me weeks, probably because I only do it during breaks. I do have to do my thesis for art college. :))
After I cut the pieces, I had to write the numbers at the back, so I don’t lose it. Thank God I did it, because I apparently needed the numbers after I cut them all. Haha!
The hands/claws/arms killed me, because they’re so small, my tweezers couldn’t even fit inside one of the claw properly. And the fire in its tail took more time than I expected. I kind of got confused.
I also had a hard time switching between computers, because I’m on my MacBook, I still had to open the PC because Pepakura Viewer, a program that shows the model in 3D form and indicates what number the piece is, is only available for Windows. *sigh*
I gave it to my sister and she was happy, and it’s now displayed on her shelf in her room! Yay! And my parents and grandma were amazed by how patient I am. :D
My sister told me to make Gyarados, I told her no. :))
Hogwarts Book Sculpture.
I used 7 books (already damaged) to create the sculpture and 50 different scalpol blades. It took 3 months to create!
You did a beautiful thing here.
Thank you for creating something beautiful (and not destroying an undamaged book :))
Drowning From Obsession by Thomas Wightman
As part of a final year class project, Thomas needed to convey his principal theme in the form of a vehicle: creating a paper boat that sailed the edges of a book which, when opened, revealed the cut-out vortex of OCD inside, an experience not dissimilar to drowning, but a tethered anchor represents the truth that there’s always a way out.
Yeah, this is what I’ve been up to for a few months now. It started off with the Storm Trooper and escalated to a full scale paper craft addiction. Hahaha!
I gave about 8 paper crafts away to my sister, cousin, niece and nephew, and friends. And some I made for myself, as you can see in the photo above. (There’s an additional two, but it’s not in the photo because I just finished it after taking the photo.)
The person who made the mini Avengers made new designs for X-Men and I’m so excited. I want to make those too. X-Men is my favorite Marvel comic. :D
The La (green smile-y) is from deviantArt. The hands bounces up and down when you flick it. It’s so cute. It’s like my real life emoticon for excitement. Haha!
The Tiki changes expressions when you move the tube inside.
As I was taking photos, my dog, Zara, came by and started sniffing around. She caused wreckage to my paper craft by poking her nose here and there. Iron Man and Loki fell. The Avengers 2: The Attack of the White Akita. LOL. She’s just so curious. Her expression on her third photo is like, "Mwahaha! Fear me little objects!"
Anyway, the last photo is the materials I used. (The paper craft on the mat is already done.)
- Cutting mat
- X-Acto knife
- Box Cutter (I didn’t cut off the old tip because I dulled it on a tile then I now use it for putting creases/scores on paper to make it easier to fold without actually cutting it.)
- Scrap cardstock from past paper crafts remains, I cut the paper to make squares. I use it to put glue on when I need to glue my paper crafts. It’s more of a glue placemat than anything else. And I didn’t want to was the cardstock just because I already got what I needed. Haha!
- Metal ruler. Because plastic can be cut by the knife, that’s why I use metal.
- Scissors are optional. I rarely use it.
- Glue. Some paper crafts need glue and some don’t. Any glue would be fine, I think. I only found mine in my sister’s room. :))
- Tweezers depends if there are slots to put other items to assemble the whole thing. Sometimes the space is too small to use your fingers, so tweezers are good.