Now Playing: Canon 3D Papercraft
Topic: Web resources
Today I'm sharing another great site for printing art projects. Canon has put together Creative Park (http://cp.c-ij.com/english/index.html) with topics and projects grouped under the headings of
Greetings - cards, stationery, envelopes;
Scrapbook - paterened papers, tags, photo frames, borders, fonts;
Calendars - insert your own photos;
Photo gallery - hundreds of beautiful photos to download for use in your projects;
Photo style - teaches you to be a better photographer;
and my personal favorite 3d Paper Craft - dozens of projects to print and construct. In the animal category:
How about a 3D Black Lab 1/2 the size of the real dog, complete with red bandana? Maybe you'd prefer to make emperor penguins? These and others are completely formed 3D models. Others are available in simpler models that just fold over at the top along a 'seam line'.
Under Craftown you can download and print all the parts for a complete city with over 30 parts and pieces.
The general category of 'items' has such projects as a Chinese Dragon, Dharma dolls, Lucky cats, and a Chinese boat.
Having an Italian dinner? Go to the section on architecture and you can whip up a Leaning Tower of Pisa centerpiece! Or just on a whim you can reconstruct the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House, the Sphynx or dozens of other projects.
The science section features several dinosaurs as well as a globe, star chart, and sundial.
Teddy bears, airplanes, cars and games are featured in the 'toys' category. I think the wedding bears would be a nice centerpiece for a bridal shower.
The origami tab brings up scores of printed origami papers as well as papers printed for specific origami models. You can print a paper and fold as instructed to end up with a rabbit with features already in place!
The Seasons section features many 3D cards, bunches of gift boxes, party goods such as decorations and masks and ornamentations.
You can spend a lot of time at this site followed by a lot of time constructing nifty things followed by a lot of time admiring the results and sharing them with your friends and family.
Go have some 3D fun!