After making the robot penguin, I’ve been meaning to this of something else to make. The other night Pabu from the Legend of Korra popping in my mind, and I had to do it. I really like how it came out and threw some process photos below. Maybe I could sell stuff like this on etsy?
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I finally mentally prepaired myself (had a eureka moment and figured out how) to make a cherry blossom papercraft I promised a good friend far too long ago. The branches and petals were all drawn up in Mypaint, and then I converted everything to paths for my cutter in Inkscape. I added a lattice structure to hold the petals in place after the initial cutting. Once they had been glued to the branches, I cut it away. Over all, I was very happy with the results and have a feeling I’ll probably have to make a few more once people see it.
Here are some process photos:
My newest paper sign is set in San Francisco. It’s seven separate layers with a little Alcatraz popping through the water. I know it’s not geographically accurate, but it was the best way I could figure out how to get everything in and still be somewhat close.
They also convinced me to do another paper tree, which I vowed never to do…
I finally finished my mountain design for my custom papersigns. This was the first one I cut out with my silhouette cameo, instead of by hand. It greatly speeds things up, but I wasted quite a few pieces of cardstock and printer toner, getting all the different parts of the process working. Will be working on a San Francisco styled one next. For sale in my etsy.com store.
All the design work was done in inkscape, with the texturing for printing done in The GIMP.
This was a tree i thought up after a co-worker asked for something similar. It’s alternating layers of black and tan cardstock, with three main designs composing the whole tree. Very time consuming to glue it all together, but I like how it came out.
Original design drawn in mypaint, converted to vector graphics in inkscape, and cut with a silhouette cameo.
This is the latest background I’ve been working on for my custom named paper signs. I already have a farm and city one, and they will all eventually land in my etsy store. This weekend was super crafty since I got this mostly done, and also knocked out two other things.
This was a vinyl wall decal I made for a friends little guy who is all about elevators. I figured he could put it on the wall inside his door and have a blast. Will probably be selling these in my etsy store.
UPDATE: I’m selling these on my etsy store here!
This was playing around with some etching paste on a 3″x6″ glass tile. I really liked how it came out, just not sure what I would do with it.
I’ve been tossing around the idea of making more of the custom name papercraft things. I took the Iowa out of the one I did for our family and made a generic farm template. I’ll probably come up with more like city, desert, mountains, river-y-ish, space, underwater… Or what about a Paris background for a couple’s wedding anniversary? Or elements of someones hobbies or career for special occasions. I thought about taking a stab at an etsy store, but I don’t know if anything would sell.
Here’s another one I did for my sister and her husband. (It looks pretty cool backlit.)
drawn in inkscape and colored in gimp on ubuntu. cut with fingers and xacto
Behold, my paper doodle!!! (well it’s probably not that cool, but I’m impressed with it anyway) I’ve been thinking of doing something like this for awhile now, just never got around to it. I have a bunch of flat boxes left over from our move, and wanted to do something similar of our new house with those, but that’s a much bigger project. I got the itch to try this with paper after coming across Brittney Lee’s amazing blog. It’s almost painfully awesome. I’ve posted some WIP pictures below, but essentially the workflow was as follows:
- figure out what size/frame i’d be using.
- build all the cut outs as separate layers in inkscape
- doing some textured color on the cut outs in gimp, plus add a slight outline to define all the cuts
- cut, glue, trim, tape down, fidget forever to get it centered just right… enjoy