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Paper Airship One by merimask Paper Airship One by merimask
And sometimes, I make stuff just for fun. This is a tiny paper airship I decided to make on a whim last night. Paper Airship One. :) I used a plain paper mache ball from a craft store, some doo dads from the scrapbook aisle, paint, hemp cord for the knotted netting, brass chains, card stock (also from scrapbook aisle), tiny watch gears, and glue. No pattern...just kind of fitted it together as I went.
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:icontheantimonyelement:
TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just so beautiful! Really neat and lovely. :)
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:iconvetriz:
Vetriz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
It's so lovely :)
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:iconpetrova:
petrova Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh wow, I love it! :love:
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TeddyMannen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Cute :3
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Great!
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Best Christmas ornament, ever. :heart:
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:iconlaerthesblack:
LaerthesBlack Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty!!!
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:iconthrivis:
thrivis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   General Artist
This is WAY cool!!
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:iconsteamjo:
SteamJo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
this is awesome!
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:iconsynthetamine:
Synthetamine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I want a whole fleet of these!
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:iconrhissanna:
Rhissanna Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I keep coming back to look at this piece. It's inspirational!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Turned out lovely!
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:iconposeidonschild:
poseidonSchild Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome idea!!! it's completely different from your usual work, but it is brilliant!
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:iconartbymaryc:
ArtbyMaryC Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! it is really interesting to see another side of your creativity here! and it turned out beautifully :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's something I have been wanting to make for a while.
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now, how are you going to have time to make masks AND these? 'Cause you know you're going to get requests for these things; it's even cooler than the weather! (And that's saying something. ;P It's flippin' cold!)
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merimask Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know...it's a real problem! I don't get to just play, often...my time is money. I want to make these but this one took SO long to make. As a mask artisan I get top dollar for my masks because I've developed a style and reputation; my artwork has implied value. As an airship model builder...? I'm just another crafter. At my usual rate of pay per hour, this little paper model is worth $300. No one would pay that.

But! I think with practice I might get faster/ better. I have some wooden boat kits coming in the mail that would make a sturdier ship, and I can customize them so they become completely unique AND it'll be faster than building from scratch. so who knows? ;) These might be coming to my Etsy shop soon.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You really don't like being bored, do you. :)
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:iconmaleijn:
Maleijn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Soo awesome! I love that you did the design yourself.
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seth-ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i want to be the captain of that ship! :squee:
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:iconwhu-wei:
whu-wei Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
very cool.. needs a pilot!
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:iconnew-moon-studios:
New-Moon-Studios Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woo! that's cute!! I want it for my steampunk christmas tree!
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LittleLifeForms Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cute! I can just see it hanging from a ceiling fan blade, slowly whizzing around and around! Followed by an armada of the same on the other blades... :kitty:
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That would be cool...maybe I could make three and hang them as a mobile. :)
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:iconelizame:
elizame Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Writer
This is wonderful. Like...wonderful.
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:iconhiddenrelevance:
HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Oh this is so much fun! Totally something that would be fun to attempt!
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StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You are absolutely amazing! If I ever wanted to make this, I would have no idea at all where to start. But you just made it on a whim! Wow! And it's beautiful ^^
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AntigoneBlack Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
My boyfriend & I started our own Christmas tradition of only adding one ornament each a year. I bet he'd love this. :D

Wish I was creative, or patient enough to be creative.
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:iconelmira-san:
Elmira-san Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That kind of remind's me of the airship on Avatar: The Last Airbender. It looks great!
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:iconakiurameshi:
AkiUrameshi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is awesome looking.
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:iconwork-of-dragons:
Work-Of-Dragons Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D That is awesome.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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Work-Of-Dragons Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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LeafFox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! That will be a neat ornament for a tree next holiday season, lol! Lovely work!

It's so cool! You make me want to play Final Fantasy 9. Yes I know, I doesn't look exactly like any airship from the game, but the game introduced me to airships =3
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It will probably be on my tree next year, to be sure. :)
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:iconthesoundtechie:
TheSoundTechie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Artist
Where do you get your watch parts from out of curiosity?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
From Etsy mostly, and flea markets as broken watches that I take apart.
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:iconthesoundtechie:
TheSoundTechie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Artist
Ahhhh, that's awesome :)
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow,this is awsome!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :)
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.^^
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:iconjo-ashflower:
Jo-AshFlower Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's adorable! :D Darling little air boat! ^_^
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I was just checking out DA for other airship models that people have made. I'm obviously an amateur compared to most of them. ;)
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:iconjo-ashflower:
Jo-AshFlower Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, this is still wonderfully made and charming! :D
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flamepointiger Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome-sauce! I love your "doodles"!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I sometimes have some free time to play around with stuff. :) Not often.
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:iconraelaar:
raelaar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah this is amazing!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I want a real one. :)
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:iconraelaar:
raelaar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha me too :P
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Missy-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Please be selling this. xD
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