04 Jul 2012, 11:29 am No Comments
A recent discovery: Since moving house, I now live near several print shops.
My first print-off was to make a present for a best bud leaving work... for a mid-term secondment, not too far away. And still around most weekends. Still, reasonably out of sight for long enough to gift a Social Butterfly. It was drawn in Illustrator, then made into a delicious double-sided paper-cardboard-paper sandwich. Most of the shapes on it are based around things that she's done or known for. It was welcomed.
I got a few items from the printers, not just the butterfly. The next build? My Cubivore papercraft, having lain dormant for a year or two, has been adjusted and released. Niche to say the least, Cubivore is a strange GameCube game from 2002, and (whisper it) dated with bad controls, but it is unique, charming, and quite rare.
Things generally come in threes, so here's your third. Delving further back into time, I made a die based on the ones in The Nightmare Before Christmas. Various things happened, and I never made the second die. Until now!
This didn't require a walk to the print shop. A chunk of the weekend was spent cutting out cardboard shapes, boring holes in them, attaching them to the second die and painting them with acrylics.
Insert teasing statement: I've another long-delayed papercraft in the pile to assemble and improve. Allons-y!