Sunday, April 8, 2012

Captain Popcorn!

This is definitely a sign of my age, but back in the day, they used to screen a short animation before a movie, featuring a dancing popcorn, soda and hot dog singing "Let's all go to the lobby!" I liked it so much I recreated it in 3D and did my own animated version for my demo reel, which has long since been removed. I decided I'd revamp the character yet again and came up with this guy. Meet Captain Popcorn.

My niece saw him this weekend and decided to create a story around him. These are only the first 2 pages of her book, but I think they're awesome. Thanks Emmy!

Now available for sale on Etsy

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Paper Peeps

These lil guys made Editor's Pick in the Living Section of the Instructables website! Thank you Instructables for the free membership!

Easter is a week away, so to celebrate, here's a freebie for you to download! Add them to your Easter basket as decoration or fill them with candy. If anyone makes any, I'd love to know how they turned out, or see photos.

They measure roughly 1.5" wide x 4" tall x 1" thick

These are in PDF format, so you will need Acrobat Read 5 or higher to open the file. You will need:

-Color printer
-Heavy cardstock paper, or thick matte photo paper
-X-acto blade or similar (not necessary, but makes cutting the corners a bit easier)
-Glue (I recommend Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue, or rubber cement)

If you want to use it as a box, leave the bottom 3 tabs unglued so you can fill it, then tape it shut.

Color and quality of the print will vary depending on your printer and paper.

These were designed by me, so please be respectful and keep them for personal use only. You may not sell the template or the final product, or re-post the template without my permission. Peeps remains the property of Peeps & Company