The Base Folk are the newest paper toy personal project to come from
Macula in 2011. This paper toy project is take on how simple you can
make the human form and still recognize it. I have always been
fascinated with the human form and early art forms representation of
it such as Polynesian tiki.
I have tried to make this model simpler and easier to put together.
The only complications that come into this paper toy are the
accessories depending on the style of character you choose to build.
Feel free to create a design yourself or print one of the many
pre-designed templates I have created. The figures would stand on
there own if you weighted the legs, but I like the fact that they have
bases. It makes them more like sculpture or game pieces.
In this paper craft series I am focusing more on fleshing out each
character and being more story driven.
Make sure you are having fun. That is what paper craft is all about?
Take your time.
Have extra craft knife blades handy. It is always best to cut with a
Cut rounded parts with scissors and straight parts with craft knife.
When scoring be careful not to score to deep and cut all the way
through the model.
Using the left over excess pieces of paper add a little glue to a
piece of paper and use another piece to spread the glue.
Use a stick for gluing hard to reach areas. I normally hold pieces
together for 10-15 seconds.
Tip: I spray my Paper Toys with Deft Clear Wood Finish Spray. It is a
clear lacquer spray. Please test it on a scrap printout first. You
would not want to spend all the time putting together a toy, then
spray it and have the ink smear. If your printer ink does not run,
spray it with 1 coat before cutting out and 1 coat after you have put