I need to do a 11 or 12 page book, preferably for children. So here are 2 ideas I’m toying with, but which one should I do?
A penguin who wants to fly so he tries out different things until he does; but then he realises he prefers the water.
2 bunnies are building warrens; 1 gets jealous and tries to sabotage the other’s. As he damages it, the warren caves in and he is trapped. The other bunny helps him out and the first bunny is thankful and agrees to help rebuild the warren.
It’s Chinese New Year today! (And if anyone tells me that it’s in February, I will stare you down and lecture you about the lunar calendar.) But I’m not sure how much I’ll celebrate since I’ve got a bunch of work to do. I am wearing my hand-sewn dudou though to get in the spirit of things.
Anyway, lots of luck and laughter and love to everyone! I hope you prosper in all you take on, and be happy as you do it. :)
Could you teach me how to make that Adventure Time paper craft? It's amazing. o____o
Hellooo! Glad you like that little piece! Well…
1. Plan. Grab a piece of paper, draw a square, draw a circle in that square. Next, draw the characters you want, and position them so that they can all be seen. Neaten it up so you know who goes in front of who and so forth. Now you know who you’re going to make, and how many layers you’ll need. I did an extra process where I made paper base layers, to make sure they slot together correctly.
2. Start making the characters BASED ON LAYERS. Back layers first, front layers last. If you have floating characters (like my Marcy and LSP and Gunter), then you can do those anytime. For simplicity, you’ll need tracing paper, so your characters will be the accurate size. (I did it freehanded, which can work out, but it’s trickier as you have to keep seeing that everything will fit together right.) I drew my characters on paper for a base, then laid sticker paper on top. I did it in a way that would be easiest; for instance, doing the whole body, then the clothes on top. This way you won’t need to worry about lengths of arms and legs etc, because there’s enough skin (as you’ve made pretty much a naked body as your base). You can use normal paper, but be neat with glue!
3. Remember I said back layers first? You also have to keep layering them on top of each other as you go along, just so you know they’re in the right position.
My process, as I understand these might’ve been a bit tricky to follow:
1 - I planned and made paper bases
2 - My background was a blue sky with clouds; I stuck blue sticker paper down on a square paper base. I didn’t stick the clouds down.
3 - The next layer was the Ice King; I made him next but didn’t stick him down!
4 - The next layer was Peebles and Lady Rainicorn. I made them, and made sure they fit with the Ice King.
5 - As each layer is backed up by corrugated cardboard, I made 4 corners and stuck them on the sky background. I also stuck down Lady with Peebles down, and a square with a circle cut out of it on top of that. (It should be mentioned I stuck a sheet of green paper grass down in the inner circle, and the Ice King behind that.) I poked Peebles out through the circle so it looked like they were flying through.
6 - I made Marcy, Finn and Jake, LSP, Gunter and the bee. These were easiest as they were the outside layers. Once done, I positioned them.
7 - I did the clouds (cotton wool) and stuck them down before the characters in step 6.
Hooope that makes sense! I’m going to copy-paste all these instructions into my WIP folder on facebook! If that WIP link doesn’t work, go to my Photo Albums and look for the one entitled “AT Papercraft”. So head there for a visual guide!