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.

4 comments :

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.