No present idea for Saint Valentine’s day? Make your own papercraft gifts with our printable PDF patterns! It’s easy! Just follow the instructions & you will be proud of your romantic 3D sculptures. This pack offers three papercraft patterns: a flower, a heart with angel wings and a heart with demon horns & tail. Aren’t they nice Saint Valentine objects for your lover or to décor your sweet home?
Don’t be afraid, I assembled the sculptures, so everybody can do it! You will just need time & precision. Put your music on & enjoy the assemblage! (For me it is a perfect way to relax).
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► Download the ZIP file. It contains the patterns (PDF files to be printed with A4 or A3 sheets – Letter or Tabloid in the States) & the complete instructions in English to make the sculptures.
► Print the patterns with A3 or A4 paper (choose the format which is more convenient for you). The size of the sculptures is the same with A3 or A4 paper. The paper has to be thick (200 / 300 gsm / grams per square meters). The one I use is 270 gsm & it is perfect for that kind of sculpture. You can print at home if you have a printer or, easier, go to the nearest Print shop, you could buy the paper & print there.
► You have the printed pattern! Now just check you have the following tools: a pair of scissors, a ruler, white paper glue and a tool to fold the paper (could be a scoring tool / cutter pencil or even a small knife). You are ready to begin!
► Now just follow the instructions: cut the parts, fold & glue them. It is easy, all the parts of the patterns are identified with edge number guide for easy assembly (to assemble the papercraft model just match the numbers on the edges with the corresponding number & glue the edges together).
► Once finished, you can personalize the sculptures according to your taste. The customization options are infinite! You can color each face with felt-tip pens to make it multi-colors (I did it for several models). Or, you can paint it to make it stronger & easier to be cleaned. With an oil paint or even spray paint, it will look like laminated & your friends won’t believe you made it with paper!
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► Difficulty Level: Medium – The flower & the heart with demon horns & tail are easy to assemble. The wings of the angel heart are more difficult but achievable with precision & accuracy.
► 3D Papercraft: Saint Valentine’s pack papercraft
► Approximately size (Flower): 52 cm / 20.4 in (height), 37 cm / 14.5 in (wide), 14,7 cm / 5.8 in (deep)
► Approximately size (Heart with wings): 17,5 cm / 6.89 in (height), 60 cm / 23.6 in (wide), 6,6 cm / 2.6 in (deep)
► Approximately size (Demon heart): 33,2 cm / 13 in (height), 19,8 cm / 7.8 in (wide), 6,6 cm / 2.6 in (deep)
► Use thick paper: A4 or A3 (in the States, the equivalent A4 is Letter - & A3 is Tabloid)
► A3 templates (PDF): 10 Sheets - 94 Parts (for the three sculptures)
► A4 templates (PDF): 18 Sheets - 94 Parts for the three sculptures)
EcogamiShop is a personal project. I am Éric François, French living between Buenos Aires, Argentina & Paris, France.
Everything started in 2016 when I discovered a picture of an animal trophy on the web. They called it “Faux taxidermy”, I liked it & wondered how I could make it myself. I googled and found what I was looking for. I discovered a specialized webstore & bought my first pattern which was an elephant head. I really enjoyed the process to assemble it. With my music on, I relaxed, enjoyed & didn’t watch the clock while cutting, folding & gluing the sculpture. It was the beginning of many other sculptures… Each one bringing fun during the assemblage and pride at the end with a beautiful wall mount.
At the beginning of 2017, I wondered why I couldn’t create & design my own paper sculptures. I checked on Internet, the process seemed hard but I was motivated. First I learnt to design on several 3D softwares. Then, I learnt to transform a three dimension object into a 2D pattern… EcogamiShop was launched.
Today, I am motivated as I was at the beginning. I try to create unique, original and diversified models, and, I love it. I try to provide intuitive instructions to make the assemblage as easy as possible.
I hope my little story will inspire & give you the curiosity to discover or rediscover our papercraft sculptures and its benefits.
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