How to Make Papercraft Typography

How to Make Papercraft Typography

– Hey everyone, so this video has been a year in the making.

As in you guys started askingme to make it a year ago and I'm only just gettingaround to doing it now.

You guys, I'm so good at doing things.

So what thing will we be doing today? We will be making 3Dpapercraft typography.

Ever since I posted that videoabout the Google Chromebook last year, you guys have been asking me how I made these letters.

And so finally, a yearlater, here's how you do it.

Disclaimer, disclaimer,this is just my method.

I'm not claiming to be anykind of expert in papercraft and so if you know anybetter or different ways, then feel free to leavethem in the comments below.

So today we're going to be making the Helvetica Bold lowercase "a".

I've put links to the PDFpatterns in the description below and also list of materials and all the instructions written out.

Okay, let's get started.

("Cloud Island" by Backpack Party) ♫ We flip police cars just for fun ♫ and all my friends are on the run ♫ from the law, it's forbidden ♫ our personas, we keep hidden ♫ I say hello straight from my porch ♫ but in my left hand is a torch ♫ It's so cold, in the snow ♫ it seems the winter might just know ♫ A Mr.

Pibb, my brain is frozen ♫ give our neighbors what we owe them ♫ on the lawn, I don't care ♫ shouting out until they stare ♫ Let's watch this whole place burn ♫ refuse to learn refuse to learn ♫ Corrupt our restless minds ♫ what will we find, what will we find ♫ Let's watch this whole place burn ♫ refuse to learn refuse to learn ♫ Corrupt our restless minds ♫ what will we find, what will we find ♫ Let's take away from everything ♫ and I just found a diamond ring ♫ in the lobby, ruinyour life, it's my hobby ♫ I'm a mess, mentally ♫ I used to say it's meant to be ♫ but you blew it, take some Advil ♫ drops on your head like an anvil ♫ Now I'm famous on a planet ♫ where the humans look like bandits ♫ It's because of your ways ♫ that I enjoy these cloudy days ♫ Leave a trail of some ash ♫ you will know when we have passed ♫ so you will know when we have passed ♫ Let's watch this whole place burn ♫ refuse to learn refuse to learn ♫ Corrupt our restless minds ♫ what will we find, what will we find ♫ Let's watch this whole place burn ♫ refuse to learn refuse to learn ♫ Corrupt our restless minds ♫ what will we find, what will we find ♫ Let's watch this, watch this, watch this ♫ whole place burn ♫ What will we find ♫ Let's watch this whole place burn ♫ refuse to learn refuse to learn ♫ Corrupt our restless minds ♫ what will we find, what will we find ♫ Let's watch this whole place burn ♫ refuse to learn refuse to learn ♫ Corrupt our restless minds ♫ what will we find, what will we find ♫ – So once you have thebasic letter finished, before you put any glaze on it, you can paint it which iswhat I did with this letter or you can just start oncolored paper instead of white which is what I did with this one.

But putting the glaze onafterwards just makes it shiny and it makes it a bigstronger and more durable.

And don't worry about it being perfect.

I've made a ton of theseand I still have like places where it doesn't quite match up.

Just try to get those on the back so the front is as nice as it can be.

And like any other skill,it'll just take practice.

This is actually kind of adifficult letter to start with since you have the internal shape and you also have a lot of curves, so if you want to startwith like an "x" or a "w", with just a lot of straight lines, that might be easier to get started.

So let me know in the comments if you have any questions and send me photos on Tumblr if you decide to make one yourself.

There are so many possibilities here once you have the basics down, so I'd love to see whatyou guys come up with.

If you liked this videoand you wanna see more of my crafty how-to videos, you can check out how tomake a collaged wine bottle right here and then you can also check out how to lower a t-shirt'sneckline right here.

Thanks so much for watching.

I'll see you all next time.

("Cloud Island" by Backpack Party).

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