lørdag 25. januar 2014

An airplane

Some time ago, I found images from Nicecrane designs - and I thought these were gorgeous. I was thrilled when I was asked to be on the design team, as a guest designer. This is my first guest design contribution.

Some time ago, I looked into making a 3D plane from paper. I found that this had been done a few times before - so I left it for some time. In my search for ideas, I found several simple toilet role planes.  I was was also inspired by the colours and the simplicity of the Gentleman crafter's Christmas plane, made out of two boxes.

This plane is made of old papers and recycled materials, and it was quite simple to build. The body of the plane is made from a toilet roll. I have added the tail, which is made from packaging cardboard. The wings are made from the same material as the tail. The wings are glued and stapled to the toilet roll.

Inside the plane, I have put one of the Valentine Kewpies a digital stamp/ image from Nicecrane designs. This Kewpie has been printed out twice - and one of the images has been mirrored. I coloured the Kewpie with Prismacolors, cut out the images and glued them back to back.

I used an old gear from a clock as the propeller. The wheels are two old soda corks with a round plastic resin inside. As the base of the pennant, I used an old spring from an old clock.

The paper on the body of the plane is from G45 - Transatlantic collection. The paper on the wings and tale is from Basic, Grey: Hello Luscious - Zesty. The gold paper is from Søstrene Grene.

The Kewpies were first printed over 100 years ago, in 1909, and was popular as characters in different magazines, as paper dolls and as dolls. For a period now, vintage images and figures has been popular again.  Nicecrane designs has several set of Kewpies images, but these are the newest ones.

I am also entering these challenges:

16 kommentarer:

  1. WOW hvor er det bare et fedt lille fly, du har lavet her Kirsten, det ville være helt perfekt til at lege med til en lile by eller bondegård for en dreng. Og hvor er det bare flot lavet.

  2. A fabulous project, thank you for joining our 5th Challenge, good luck. We hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs Erin (DT & Co Owner) x

  3. OMG Kirsten,,,,absolutely a play of art, my friend,,,,love this unique and SOOOO GORGEUS AIRPLANE,,,,,loveit, love it, love it,,,and waht a creative idea to duplicate my Kewpie,,,,,,,,,,Tjhese old papers and recylced materials hare now a stunning creation,,,,It took me several minutes to appreciate each detail......You are Rock,,,,,Kirsten.

  4. What a clever creation Kirsten and such a unique way to use one of Ignacio's Kewpies.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  5. Så artig og forseggjort fly! Mange flotte detaljer her.

    Takk for at du deltar hos oss i Vintage Utfordring.
    Klem fra
    Mette - DT

  6. Such a fabulous project Kirsten! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our Vintage challenge this week x

  7. Thanks for joining our vintage challenge at allsorts Tracy x

  8. How cool is this - my fave!! thanks for joining us at Sweetstamps.com be sure to check back for the next challenge!!

  9. That is so creative and beyond cute :). Thanks for joining us for our Fancy Folds challenge. Good luck :)

    DT Crafting From The Heart

  10. What a fantastic creation and so totally cute. Thank you for sharing your awesome creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

    Cathy DT Member

  11. Oh wow, this is sensational! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

  12. Your project is amazing - love it! Thank you for joining our challenge at http://www.7kidscollegefund.com/

  13. The plane is simply adorable, and so well explained. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge. Brenda

  14. Wowzers, your plane is so creative and AMAZING!! I can't believe it started with a tp roll!! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at www.7kidscollegefund.com! Hugs, Rosie

  15. Denne kommentaren har blitt fjernet av forfatteren.

  16. Dette var vakkert :) Likte det godt. Tusen takk for at du scrapper med oss hos Scrappin All' Over.


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