Saturday, November 19, 2011
A Dozen Egg Carton Folk Ornaments Tutorial in the Shop!
There's a new PDF Tutorial in the Shop...
As you can imagine from today's post and Thursday's as well, I've been obsessing over my stash of egg cartons lately. Over the last little while, I've spent some time (maybe way too much) creating a dozen egg carton people. Of course, they were so darn cute I had to (I had no choice, man) make Christmas tree ornaments out of them!
It's amazing how many little people you can make with egg cartons. Honestly. I made 12 of them. And then I turned the whole thing into a 28 page PDF tutorial. Crazy? Okay, I admit it may be a little nutty of me but hey, it was a hoot-and-a-half to do! And I have no doubt that someone somewhere will have a fantastic time making these, just as I did.
So "A Dozen Egg Carton Folk Ornaments" PDF Tutorial is now living in the shop. Why, in heaven's name, can't I come up with shorter titles for these things, I ask you?... At any rate, the characters you'll be able to create using the techniques in the tutorial are limitless, but I've come up with 12 to get you started. They include a set of fraternal twins, an angel, a school boy, a knight, a little ol' lady and several more. Aside from the egg cartons, the list of materials required is short and sweet. You'll need egg cartons, string, gesso if desired, acrylic paint, a marker, a pair of scissors, an exacto knife, a regular hole punch, some glue and a large needle.
Edited to add: Please note that, unfortunately, English egg cartons are not compatible with this North American egg carton pattern.
I hope you're in the midst of a fantastic weekend. I will see you again on Tuesday!