Cornelia has been wowing us with her incredible Doodles since she first picked up her first 3Doodler pen. Now she's one of our go-to power Doodlers, and we're always eager to share her newest work! A few weeks ago we shared her Origami Crane, and were inundated with requests for a tutorial!
We heard you loud and clear, and so without further ado, here is the how-to for Cornelia's incredible Origami Crane!
"Doodling just has no limits to creativity, that’s the main reason why I am so badly addicted to it; furthermore, it allows very fine, very intricate structures and very detailed work, which I love, as I’ve always been into drawing and etching. Bringing those flat pieces of art into the 3rd dimension is fantastic."
More About Cornelia
Superpower of choice: Changing water into coffee
Doodling since: February 2014
Favorite plastic and color: Any of the Metallic plastics
What You'll Need:
- Your 3Doodler (2.0 or Create)
- Nozzle Set (optional)
- DoodlePad or tape to cover the stencil
- 15 strands Gangsta' Gold
- 10 strands Martian Red
- 10 strands Diamonds and Pearls
- 10 strands Blue Steel
- 3 strands RainForest Green
- 1 strand Robo Silver
- Hot air gun or hair dryer
- Pliers or scissors
(Cornelia also recommends: PATIENCE!)
1Start with the stencil
Print the stencil, and use your DoodlePad or place tape over the stencil to keep the plastic from sticking to the paper. Outline the stencil using Gangsta' Gold.
Cornela's Tip: You can always make your own stencil, or create your own pattern instead of the one on this stencil. You can use whatever colors you like, or make the crane one solid color as well!
2Color inside the lines
Start to fill in areas with different colors.
Cornelia's Tip: Start with the bright or lighter colors, and then switch to darker colors. The color change from bright to dark in the pen is much shorter than from dark to bright!
Cornelia's Tip: To make the design of your crane as neat as possible, it's essential that your Doodling is very even. Use the "Slow" mode to get the most control.
Cornelia's Tip: Filling in the colors can be stop-and-go. With each stop, the pen drive will screw back the strand a little bit. With more stopping and starting, the plastic of the strand might get a bit worn from the internal drive and not feed properly. Don't worry though, there's an easy fix! Just give a little twist to the back of the strand to help feed it through the drive, or reverse the strand, snip the end off cleanly and insert it again!
Begin assembly using Gangsta' Gold, or whichever color you used for the outline of the stencil. Start by turning face down the first pentagon, one set of neck and tail pieces, and one set of inner body pieces.
Connect the long edges of the head pieces to form the crane's head.
Add the neck and tail to the inner body parts.
Add the inner body parts to the pentagon.
Add the head onto the neck, then add the other neck piece.
Complete the tail with the second tail part.
Add the inner body parts to the completed neck and tail, then add the last pentagon on top to complete the body.
Cornelia's Tip: You can use the hot air gun or hair dryer to flatten the crane at this point. We'll blow it up to its nice 3D shape later on.
4Heating Things Up
Use the hot air gun or hair dryer to gently warm the whole body. Slowly and gently start to shape the crane by enlarging hollow space inside the inner body to give it more of a 3-dimensional look.
Using the hair dryer or hot air gun, shape the tail and wings for the final look.
Your very own Doodled Origami Crane!