“Do not try and bend the
spoon cardboard. That’s impossible. Instead, try to realize the truth. There is no spoon box.”
(Yes, I did just post a modified Matrix quote on a blog about cardboard.)
Hi there. My name is Rebekah Shafer, and I have a serious cardboard. . . problem? Thing? Obsession? I think it’s all of the above.
I have been working and crafting with cardboard for many years, and (as with anything you do often and love) I’ve achieved a certain level of madcap skill and specialized genius. The problem is there isn’t much call for such work. I’ve crafted stalactites for amateur movies, intricate dolls furniture, movie replica knock-offs (miniature Galadriel’s boat, anyone?), and all sorts of odds and ends. Maybe not Weta Workshop caliber (I wish), but I think it’s still worth sharing.
For any fellow cardboard artists reading this, I do intend to touch on techniques and craftsmanship. But, any non-crafters, don’t worry! I’ll keep it short, to the point, and hopefully very readable.