May 27, 2013

3D Quilling: Toy Story's Mr Potato Head and Alien

"The claw is our master. The claw chooses who will go and who will stay..."
(Classic scene from Toy Story as Buzz Lightyear tries to figure out who's in charge)

The original Toy Story...what a down-right FunTastic flick!  So here are two of my favorite characters from the movie, who need nothing by way of introduction: Mr. Potato Head and one of the 'chosen' Aliens (ooooooohhhh!)

3D paper quilling Toy Story characters Mr Potato Head and Alien

The making of Mr Potato Head was pretty straight forward- even with the loads of little bits that needed to go together. There were a lot of laugh-out-loud moments as body parts were stuck and fell off, swapped and rearranged just like his character in the movies... cheeky!

The alien was a little bit more challenging... no wait, down right difficult! His shapes aren't quite round, so loads of molding and scolding went into getting this little guy just right.

A combination of strips were used for both characters- 3mm and 6mm (1/8" and  1/4") I've found that when making larger shapes (eg. Mr Potato Head's body) 6mm (1/4") strips work better- and are waaay more forgiving. The details however, work better with the thinner strip, although can be more tricky getting the shape to work right.

Both these characters stand at around 5cm (2in) tall. 

So... Let me know: Who's YOUR favourite Toy Story Character? 

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  1. Your quilltooning is wonderful! These two are perfect!
    I like Hamm the piggy bank, but Sarge with the bucket of soldiers made me laugh out loud - I don't understand why them of all characters, but I laughed for ages.

  2. Hahaha thanks heaps for that Zoe.... Yeah, all the characters are pretty hilarious- was hard to choose just 2... Maybe i'll think about making some more.

  3. Wow ! Your are really amazing at quilling characters !I love Mayor woody !

    1. "There's a Snake in my Boot!" yeah... Woody is pretty cool!

  4. there both awesome, and look perfect !!!!

  5. What a great work!!... I made all toy story characters in foamy 3D (Fofuchos), you can see it on my FB page (facebook. com/ EntreTejiendoYEnrollando) but I will try to do in Quiling 3D
    Congrats and hugs from México.

    1. Gracias Ana! Your Toy Story collection is Awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. They are super cute! Really love all your work. Very inspiring. My fav character is Jessie.

  7. I agree with everyone else....your quilling is a joy and I love seeing what you are making next. The characters make me laugh and you get their likeness right every time. Can't wait to see what is next....

  8. Wow this is simply awesome!! Such perfect features can only be achieved by a quillist such as you.

    Love you to tell me what you think of latest work.