Monday, December 08, 2008

Kissing Not Required


A few years ago, okay, maybe ten, I was roommates with this amazing artist (and super good friend), Kelly. At a certain point in time, she was transfixed with the Grimm's fairytale, The Frog Prince. Her research into the story showed her that in the end, the princess did NOT kiss the frog in any version that she read, instead, she treated him badly, ignored him and threw him against the wall. In return, he married her and made her his queen. Men are so strange! Anyway, my computer broke this weekend and I found myself with an amazing amount of time and so I made this 3D papercut of the Frog Prince. The above shot is the box closed, the bottom is with it opened.



I covered the box with paper, but if I had to do it all over again, I would just paint it. I don't know why I didn't paint it in the first place. Hope you are all well!

11 comments:

Bek Axe said...

That's splendid! I really need to learn how to do that!

Le Bolide said...

I think the frog realized that's how women treat their husbands, so he had nothing to lose in getting married!

Le Bolide said...

Smashingly awesome box & cut, though. Would it be considered a diorama? I think the paper covering on the box gives it a uniquely antique look.

AmyB said...

What a lovely vignette you've made. Love the see-through cover... just that portion is wonderful, but the inside is pefection. - Amy Bauer

meg said...

it's amazing! what is the frog giving the princess?

St├ęphanie M. said...

oooH ! wonderfull !!!

Snippety Gibbet said...

3d is always fun. Love it!

perilloparodies said...

Wow, and once again, you have amazed me by your talent. i love it, including the paper on the box. it is exquisite in detail. :-)

Celita
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racuda said...

love the 3D effect, like a little stage set! very neat work.
mary

Cindy said...

Thanks you guys.

Le Bolide - TMI! I hear what you're sayin' though.

Meg, he's giving her her ball that she dropped down the well. The paper turned because I glued it funny or something.

Tim Budden said...

Love this! The scene is magical especially peering thru the window then opening it. Great! My son just made a shadow puppet theatre for a friend's party. He and my wife performed to an enraptured audience. I'm experimenting with making my cuttings go 3D ... not much success yet.