Sunday, December 22, 2013

Having conducted workshops on Recycled Cardboard Art for the past couple of years, perhaps it's time to showcase some of my participants' works. No template was given and all are encouraged to design and make whatever they choose to. So here's some of the works...

Let's take a closer look at some of the interesting works. From the simpler 2D works, to the more difficult 3D ones.
Simple flower design can be made more interesting by making it look 3D or simply adding colours. The work on the right is made by a 70-plus year old lady.

Simple design like a fish can be made interesting by adding in all the details, like its scale, fins...

How about a frame that makes use of the cut-out image, and the background colour can be changed?

Simple 2D designs can be made interesting by a little collage work to add colour, instead of painting. The eagle on the left was made by an 8-year old boy with help from his mother.  

Someone love her softtoy dog so much that she made a 2D Cardboard version of it, and a young boy, with the help from his mother, his favourite game character. 

Simple Christmas tree design can also be made interesting. 

One mother was found the craft so enjoyable that from an initial design of a simple photo frame, it became a huge photo frame with elaborate details.

From 2D design, comes the 3D designs, which is still fairly easy to make. These are stationery holders. Owls seems to be one of the popular animal designs.

So are fish and mushroom. A different design from the popular ones- a hot-air balloon stationery holder.

From the simpler holders, to the more difficult ones- the movable holders. 
An old lady made a Hello Kitty stationery holder, and decorated it with sequins.

How about stationery holders on skateboards?

Clock designs are favourite too. Perhaps it is because I showed mine as a sample. Nonetheless here's two designs that I think is original enough.

How about having dinosaurs as your designs?

Rabbit designs are popular too. Making use of the cardboard colour as part of the design, instead of painting- work on the left. A rabbit on a skateboard- on the right.

Oh, before I forget to include this piece of work that required much patience in cutting and making. This was done by a young lady.

A young boy enjoyed the workshop so much that he came back for a second, and brought along a friend. On the right is his works, a Navy ship and a fighter plane. His friend made a tank, on the left.

Ship designs done by seniors. The one on the left was by an 80+ year-old lady, while the one on the left is by an 60+ year old.

Some participants tried something more challenging, like a car.

One of the few men who joined my workshops, made a mobile holder of a rocking chair design. Another teenager made a Minion. 

In one workshop, a lady tried an unusual design- A bird, decorated with beads brought by another participant.
Someone decided to make a shoe house container, and another, a dice box.

How about a cake? 

Few girls would prefer to make fighter planes, but this young lady did.

Moving on to slightly more complicated designs with movable parts. 

And lastly, how about using the cardboards to make into a lampshade?

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mini Cardboard Cards...

Breaking the traditional format and form of how a card has to be... 
These can be decorative and used as cards...

A series of monster/ creature designs...

For Christmas...

A series on animals...

Not forgetting the insects...

How about some mummies?

Friday, September 21, 2012

2D Works

Besides making 3D works from the cardboards, I've also tried creating 2D works. Playing with layers as well as the texture of the corrugated cardboards, these are some of the pieces I've tried making.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Turbo Strike

Newest addition to the cardboard toys series: Turbo Strike.
Turbo Strike is a flyer with huge turbo water wheel-like engines at its sides. So besides able to fly, it can move on water. Also created control room at the cockpit.

Like the rest, the flyer comes with its own packaging/ display box.

Packaging/ Display Box

All toys come in its original packaging box. So to complete the collection, I decided to make individual packaging/ display box for the toys. Acrylic boxes are really expensive to make, so to work within my means, I make use of the cardboards instead.

The following are the completed ones...


The boxes may not be as sturdy as acrylic cases, but I think they should be able to serve just as well. Since the toys are made of cardboards, I think it will be quite suitable to have cardboard as its packaging/display box.