Item descriptionYou Fab 2013
You Fab is a laser cutter design contest conducted by FabCafe and Loftwork. For the second You Fab contest held in 2013, we called for design ideas based on the three design categories of A: Toys, B: Greeting Cards, and C: Party Outfits and Accessories, and we received many unique designs from all over the world.
Explanation of works:
KATSURA is a wig made out of paper.
It uses Takeo paper, which is often used for wrapping and packaging.
I was looking for a way to express the allures of paper based on a theme of surprise.
A characteristic of the Reversible Mermaid brand of paper used here is that it can show 2 colors on the one side. I hope that this piece helps communicate the allures of paper.
How to make it:
▼What you will need:
●Cutting data in PDF format (You can download this from the link below)
●Three sheets of paper measuring 392mm×542mm each (Need to be fairly thick like craft paper and paper with different colors on each side, like paper called Reversible Mermaid.)
●Masking tape to temporarily hold paper in place while constructing
▼How to fabricate and construct it:
1 .Based on the laser cutter data that you downloaded, use the laser cutter to cut out and engrave the paper of your choice.
※When using the laser cutter, please use the following guide for the various lines shown on the data.
(Red lines=cut; Green paint=engraved)
※The strength setting of the laser depends on the type of paper used. Test the settings using the edges of the paper to find the correct setting for your paper.
2. Please download the instructions (available in Japanese) from here, and stick the pieces together using craft bond. (We recommend that you use masking tape to hold the pieces in place while gluing it together.)
●The supplied data is designed for a women’s size wig. For men’s size, please enlarge the data.
●Please note that depending on the strength of the laser, the edges of the paper may burn or may not cut properly in some cases.
Be sure to read before purchasing design data:
*Please carefully read the Precaution Statement and agree to them before completing your purchase.
* Once you have purchased the data, you can download as many times during the specified time period.