Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Pumpkin Sliceforms

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Oct 7, 2008

Pumpkin Sliceforms

Finally got together something Halloween-ish.  

I created the pattern for this by what I would have to call the brute force method (because I don't really know what I'm doing).

First I made an openwork one, and put a little battery tea light in it. (Picture could be better. I took it inside, with the flash.)  Tutorial and files are here.

Then I made a closed one. I don't know which one I like better!  Tutorial and files are here.

Top view showing the sliceform structure.

Oh yeah, best of all, both of these pumpkins fold flat for mailing.


Lynda J. White said...

Great work. I love sliceforms.

Nancy S said...

LOL--you 'don't know what you're doing?' ha! you are one of the most creative people I know! Keep up with the experimenting--I live vicariously thru your blog!!

asteronimo said...

I got so excited by the subject that I immediately wrote some software to create the sliceforms myself with the computer.

It's a plugin for the free Google SketchUp software, you can find it at Public Art International's website: http://www.public-art-international.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/200

d-cecil said...

John Sharp has a much larger book "Surfaces: Explorations with Sliceforms" that does a good job, although somewhat mathematical,on constructing sliceforms. It, or possibly a newer version, is available through Amazon.