A gift for a Whovian friend, made from 80% recycled paper materials (cardboard, cereal cartons, catalogue papers, etc.), inspired by another photo making its way around the internet, of an adorable TARDIS chocolate box by Michelle Quinnseen here.
The walls are made from four pieces of rectangular cardboard, held together by sturdy cardstock wrapped around them and painted dark blue. The boxes (including the three stacked squares making up the roof) are stiff cardstock folded into origami boxes and glued together where appropriate. The little light at the top was made using a stiff plastic sheet, cut to shape, scored and folded before adding the roof and gluing it all in place. I added the little details as well, like the ‘POLICE BOX’ labels and the notice outside the door (all handwritten), and the tiny door handle made using thin, twisted wires. The whole thing was then given a few coats of varnish to seal in the paint and give it a smooth appearance.
UPDATE: I have made another TARDIS for sale, and am currently considering different methods of selling. Would it be better for me to set a price and put it up on Etsy or sell it on eBay for people to bid on??
Edit: Aww, wow, thanks for the daily deviation love, guys. There'll be more books to come in the future, I'm a little bit in love with the whole thing.
Please go here and tell Zoe how amazing her writing is - it would make her day and her fluttering poetry deserves all the praise it gets.
~~ Long time no see again! This was one of my uni projects this semester.
I make books and occasionally I make books that have things in them. This is a pigeon-book about pigeons and books - that fluttering moment of a flock and the confusion and scatter of feathers, pages, birds and books.
My friend Zoe wrote a beautiful poem that makes up the story - her original longer version can be found here and itís wonderful: [link]
This is a mix of paper cut outs, ink drawings, paper made from feathers and old essays, photocopy transfers of ink drawings and all fuelled by an obsession with birds that I donít think is disappearing anytime soon.
These are more shots of my 1850s "box" project on Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
I handmade the box (cut and glued the chipboard together then covered it with book cloth, mi tientes paper that I stained w/coffee, watercolor paper that I painted w/Windsor & Newton watercolors and then sprinkled with sea salt for textural effects, and lastly a vintage world map I got at Art Supply Warehouse.)
The shadowbox illustration is all my own original artwork created with watercolor, micron pen, embroidery floss, transparent jewelry cord, tape, glue, puffy stickers, and a mini ship that I hand carved from cork, painted, etc. (I have a separate deviation for it here: [link])
Omg what an endeavor this project was. Hours beyond hours in creating it, luckily we were given 2 months from start to finish. My teacher was very pleased and gave me an A. I am super uber proud of it, as well.
Link to my portrait of Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick: [link]
This is a 8x10 bone colored leather journal with an innocently deceiving royal touch. Hand-swen headbands and hand-marbled paper for the end sheets. Simple tooling and a framed out centerpiece. Parchment paper for the text-block and buffed to a low sheen. Great for jotting down all your mischievous schemes and secretive intentions.
Guitar String Bracelet- Brass Sheet Music Paper Bead Cuff This guitar string bracelet is made from paper beads that I made out of vintage sheet music, and my hand coiled bronze guitar string beads. The beads are on brass wire, which is strung on annealed steel. This cuff style bracelet is about 7 1/2" from outside end to outside end. The steel wire the bracelet is strung on is flexible enough to have enough give to fit a variety of wrist sizes, but still strong enough to keep its shape. This bracelet is made to order, so there may be slight differences from the one pictured. This bracelet would make a great gift for a guitar player or music lover. Guitar String Bracelets by Tanith Rohe