OXYGAMI

PDF templates to create lively paper wall sculptures

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OXYGAMI

PDF templates to create lively paper wall sculptures

Paris, France | 16,113 Sales

Announcement    Hi! The paper sculptures I design may look impressive but are easier to put together than you think. With some spatial skills and a healthy dose of patience, deft tweens, teens and grown-ups alike proudly make their own. So can you! JUST TAKE YOUR TIME and everything will be fine!

Here you can purchase downloadable papercraft patterns. Print them on your own cardstock, then you will magically turn them into actual 3D paper sculptures for your walls, using scissors and glue! I'll show you how with a step-by-step assembly guide and some tips along the way.

If you feel stuck anyway, I am super available to answer any of your questions, even on Sundays. Please don't hesitate ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Last updated on Sep 22, 2020

Hi! The paper sculptures I design may look impressive but are easier to put together than you think. With some spatial skills and a healthy dose of patience, deft tweens, teens and grown-ups alike proudly make their own. So can you! JUST TAKE YOUR TIME and everything will be fine!

Here you can purchase downloadable papercraft patterns. Print them on your own cardstock, then you will magically turn them into actual 3D paper sculptures for your walls, using scissors and glue! I'll show you how with a step-by-step assembly guide and some tips along the way.

If you feel stuck anyway, I am super available to answer any of your questions, even on Sundays. Please don't hesitate ♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Couple of unicorns, designed by Oxygami (Paris), built by Rob (Spain), as decor for his daughter's bedroom. He used metallic-like cardstock which requires more patience than regular one. Bravo! You can save time & achieve the same result with spray paint!
One file, four dragons. Paula (Australia) teamed up with her daughter to make four dragons as decor for her grandson's birthday! "They were all admired by everyone at his party", she said in the Facebook group.
Frauke (Germany) made the standing cat out of scrapbooking cardstock by Papermania. Thank you for giving me your permission to post!
I have a ton of pics by customers posting in the dedicated Facebook group or sending in private. I should post more!
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Creative minds need breaks too.

My name is Stephane and you probably noticed I design DIY paper sculptures under the name Oxygami (Oxygami = Oxygen + Origami).

In 7th grade, we were taught in geometry class how to turn basic volumes into plans and the other way round. I was so passionate about it that I started to design my own volumes at home. Back then there was no computer so I did everything by trial and error. It brought fun and pride to the introvert child I was. In one word: oxygen!

As I grew up, I almost forgot how beneficial papercraft was for my noisy brain. But recently, I started crafting paper again to fight insomnia and reduce intrusive thoughts. I decided to turn my skills into a full-time job when I found out I could make the workflow a little faster thanks to software. No more trials and errors...Life changing.

I do my best to design gorgeous, refined models to decorate your walls. And I spend hours prototyping them to make the assembly as intuitive as possible, so that you can successfully make your own even if you never built a paper sculpture before.

These sculptures may require time but they are so rewarding in the end: your friends will praise your patience and creativity. Guaranteed!

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  • Stephane Chesneau

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    Night owl who crafts paper to reduce internal noise. I'm based in Paris, France, but my sleep is so erratic that I actually live in different time zones. I am both ENFP and INFP personality types, depending on the moon. Other than that, I feel normal

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Last updated on Jan 17, 2020
Frequently asked questions
I never made a sculpture before, is it for me?

Surprisingly, yes. If patience is one of your skills, then go for it!

Those sculptures may look impressive, but they are designed with *motivated* beginners in mind and have been tested by true beginners. The process of assembly was made intuitive enough to relax your brain so that you won't have to figure out what step you should be taking next.

The enclosed illustrated instructions make things even easier as they suggest where to start to glue each piece.

That said, I wouldn't recommend the shark or the wings as a debut model.

Can your sculptures be made by children?

I would rather say adults and teens above 13, just to be safe.

What do I need to make those sculptures?

■ Printer or your local print shop
■ A4 Paper (160-220 gsm) or US Letter (65 lb cover) like this one for example: https://www.amazon.com/Neenah-Astrobrights-Premium-Assortment-Inches/dp/B003A2I6T2)
■ Cutting tool
■ Scoring tool (the dull side of a craft knife, dried out ball pen, etc.)
■ Ruler
■ White glue
■ Pin or nail
■ And obviously, a wall.

What type of paper do you recommend? What kind of glue?

■■■ PAPER
Coloured or patterned A4 (160-220 g/m²) or US Letter (65 lb cover)

American friends, this kind of cardstock is fine (this is *not* an affiliate link): https://www.amazon.com/Neenah-Astrobrights-Premium-Assortment-Inches/dp/B003A2I6T2

■■■ GLUE
Quick drying white glue! (mundane quick drying wood glue, or Aileen's, or Elmer's, or Mod Podge, an so on).
I recommend against glue sticks or transparent liquid glues., they make things messy.

Don't worry, all these recommendations are reminded in the instructions along with extra advice on how to glue properly.

I don't know where to find that kind of paper! I don't even have a printer!

Go to your local copy store with a thumb drive. They usually have a wide range of paper colours, and if you are lucky, various weights. They will print your template for you for next to nothing.

Ask 180 gsm (65 lb cover) in priority, then 160 gsm if they don't have 180. (The tutorial is to be printed on regular office paper, or not to be printed at all)

Do you offer refund?

I do, as long as *none* of the files have been downloaded.

What is the least time-intensive paper sculpture you offer?

The smiling foxes: https://www.etsy.com/listing/559469025 or
The bunny in a suit: https://www.etsy.com/listing/521588445

I want to make one for me and one for a friend of mine. Do I have to buy several times?

You don't have to buy the file several times, you can make several sculptures from the same file.

I'm just asking you not to share or publish the files though, and not to use them for profit of any kind, as my work is copyright protected.

Can I sell paper sculptures that I make from your pdf templates?

YES. The only thing I ask is for you to buy the file (once is enough).

However, you can not resell the files either in their digital or physical form. The templates and instructions are copyrighted.