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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Paper Craft Toy Dump - So many to make! on: March 18, 2010 04:27:20 PM
Hey everyone!

It's been a long while (way too long, to be honest) since I posted last.  I've done a handful of paper toys since then and I thought I'd post them to share.  They're all free to download, print and make.  Take you pick, flood your office or be like me and make origami boulders all the time.  All files are PDFs.

Arrogant Mimes (http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/papertoys/arrogantmimes.pdf)

No Talent "butt" Clown (http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/papertoys/notalentassclown.pdf)

An'ry Bear (http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/images/store/toys/anrybear.pdf)

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Bad Tasting Coffee - Cross-Stitch on: August 16, 2008 03:57:22 PM
Hi everyone!

Long time no post, I know!  I was at work the other day and had a cup of instant coffee.  It was some I bought on a whim when I was at the store.  It was not very good.  I'm not sure why I didn't just pour some from the coffee pot.

Anyway, it inspired me to cross-stitch how I felt about it.

Thanks for looking!

-Alexander Shen-
3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / An'ry Bear w/pattern - Paper Craft on: May 14, 2008 10:44:52 AM
Hello everyone!

I got a very nice message from member "Melladh" and they recommended that I put up the Paper Craft I did recently of a character called An'ry Bear: The Angriest Bear In The World.

Download the Pattern:


Have fun!

Alexander Shen
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Pooka (from Dig Dug) Cross-Stitch on: May 13, 2008 12:05:32 AM
Hey folks,

I decided to do a little cross-stitch at work today.  The scan doesn't show the white very well as it really just blends into the 16-count white aida fabric in the end.  Do they make aida in different colors?

The design basically came from the arcade sprite sheet that you can find anywhere on the internets.

Thanks for checking it out!


Keep X-Stitchin',
Alexander Shen
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Daring Diver Donnie - Papercraft on: March 16, 2008 07:12:25 PM
Hi everyone!

I've been on this recent binge of paper toys in the "urban vinyl" style.  I decided to go and make my own design and template.  I thought I'd share it with everyone here on Craftster.

If you're interested, you can also download the template and make it yourself.  I'll be uploading a DIY version (all blank) soon so you can make your own.  I'd like to see what everyone comes up with!

Download Diver .pdf file: http://www.wanderingpandacomics.com/blog/images/store/toys/pk01_ddd.pdf

Have fun!

Alexander Shen
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Little Woodbot - More Robots on: August 20, 2007 12:03:01 PM
Hi everyone!

I've gotten some great responses on the Woodbot prototype, so I decided to try some more things.  I'm a bit limited on pieces and I'm waiting for the "wren eggs" to get to me via UPS so I can make more Woodbot Walkers... anyway, I babble.

The following are Woodbot Walker Mime, Woodbot Snake and Woodbot Tower.  Thanks for looking!

Keep on' Craftin,
Mr. Shen
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Little Wood Robot - Woodbot Prototype on: August 14, 2007 05:11:55 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm not quite sure where I was supposed to put this because there isn't a "wooden" section... or maybe I just couldn't find it.

Anyhow, I'm working on some wooden toys.  Here is the first prototype.  I guess you can call it the "Adam" of the Little Wood Robots.  It's all assembled by hand including the drilling parts.

It measures about 3-4 inches tall.

If anyone is interested in these, let me know!  I've gotten some great feedback already and I'm really excited about this project.

Thanks for lookin'!
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Cross-Stitch - Invader Zim - Gir - NOW WITH PATTERN! on: July 24, 2007 01:27:43 AM
Hello everyone!

It's been a little while since I've posted.  Been busy with work.

Anyhow, I decided to cross-stitch something for my girlfriend.  It's Gir from Invader Zim.  I didn't have any cross-stitch patterns, so I adapted a picture I saw online into a pixel art piece, which essentially became my cross-stitch pattern.

If anyone else wants the pattern, let me know and I'll post it.  I don't have official DMC colors or anything, but I'm pretty sure you can figure it out.  I know you craftsters are clever!

It was done 16ct Aida.

Happy Tuesday, everyone.  I need sleep.  Gotta wake up early for work.

EDIT - 07/31/2007
So, I've come around and uploaded the "pattern" for the Gir piece.  Since I essentially stared at it while it was on my monitor, Photoshop added grid lines for me.  However, I didn't know how to save them onto the file directly so I drew in "blue grid lines" by hand.  They're basically right with very tiny overlap... but I know you guys get the gist of it.  Enjoy!

-Mr. Shen-
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Cry If You Want To on: June 19, 2007 01:41:53 PM
This is a piece I did last night.  It was basically rotoscoped.  So I found a random photograph on Flickr, thought it was cavity-inducingly adorable, and just went to work.

The outline was traced, but the colors were applied with a 20-40 hard round brush with 10-20% opacity in Photoshop 7.0.  Took about two hours.

10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Just an artsy weekend... on: April 02, 2007 10:26:16 AM
Hi everyone!

I spent some time this weekend getting more familiar with my Wacom tablet and this whole coloring thing.  The skateboard picture was done by scanning in a black and white drawing and then coloring on top.  The singer was done completely in Photoshop 7.


Go ahead and check out http://www.wanderingpanda.com if you'd like to see more work.

Happy Monday,
Alexander Shen
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