Experimenting with color for a new echeveria kit for the shop. This is two shades of green and an orange on white stock.
Shaping with a fine point stylus.
Trying out construction techniques and build sequences. This succulent is wonderfully small, just a half-inch (13 mm) in diameter.
The first issue of my newsletter, Cut, Fold + Make, goes out tonight! Look for it in your inbox on the first of each month. Included is a free pattern to make these iconic, and very versatile little paper houses.
And possibly most exciting of all the things: this just arrived. Let’s get started.
7 thoughts on “New Echeveria Kit in Development”
Nice machine! You are in for a fun adventure! I just cut my first project from chipboard – it went so well, and changing out to the deep cutting blade was so easy! Have fun!!!
Hah, Jodi, I was just reading your blog! You got lovely results! I’m very excited to be able to design leaf variations for the succulents… However I don’t know how easy it’s going to be to peel hundreds of little shapes from the cutting mat. I guess I’ll find out :)
Yes! There is definitely an art to removing things from and cleaning the mat. I had the machine for about three days before my basic tool set arrived. I highly recommend the kit, but have also employed the back side of my exacto knife for more delicate work. It really is fun, though! I made two sets of shelves with trim and brackets today! This is a great alternative to wood, as I am trying to keep the weight down on this surprise gift for my daughter!
Yay! I received my copy of your first newsletter. Wonderful stuff! The little houses are lovely — I think I need a small glittery village for Christmas this year. I may make some little houses at my desk later today if my boss doesn’t agree that it’s my constitutional right to nap.
Hip hip yay! So very glad you found it of interest! Also, hmmmm, now that I’ve got the cutter, perhaps a new wave of houses for me too! With pretty windows!
*chants in a Beastie Boys voice* “You’ve gotta fight for your right to NAP!”
I love the newsletter– thank you! Tiny houses, yes please.
Castle in the Air is exactly what I’ve always wanted to find but never have. I got totally, happily lost in their paper models this morning. Absolutely brilliant.
Christina, your comment made my day :) And yes, *sigh * Castle in the Air is a wonderful place. Did you see the book dioramas using the paper models? So much wonder!