My idea developed further and further. First, I only focused on my little roman legion, adding centurions, trumpeters, a standard bearer, etc. But then I realized that I could also make a modern soldier. After that, my ideas ran wild. I made a Native American, a chef, a clown, Superman, and many others.
I also made several Corkies as gifts for people, such as a pilot, a pianist, or a pastor.
In this instructable, I will show you how to make a basic Corky -- a gardener.
Step 1: Come Up With an Idea
For example, a gardener. A stereotypical gardener has a sun hat, wears an apron, and has some sort of gardening tool, such as a rake.
For me, it really helps to get some images to base the Corky's clothes on, so I found some clip art of a gardener.
ketch the corky as it would look like when it is completed.
Keep in mind that champagne cork figurines don't have arms (or legs, for that matter). That issue stops you from making a Corkie that needs arms or legs, such as rollerskates, a bike, boots,
Step 2: Gather Materials
For most of my Corkies so far, the materials used were almost completely reused.
This is what you need for the gardener Corky:
- A champagne cork - If you don't have any lying around, a great place to get these is at a recycling center. They often have barrels filled with them. Try getting one with the distinct head and body, like the one below. The head shouldn't be too squashed, though, as it makes it difficult to draw the features and make the head ware.
- Scraps of fabric, ribbons - for the clothes.
- Toothpicks/matches - for the accessories, in this case the rake.
- Disposable aluminium food trays - also for the rake.
- Scissors - make sure that they're strong enough to cut the aluminium. You might want to use heavy duty scissors to cut the foil.
- Permanent markers
- UHU glue
Step 3: Draw the Face
Hair is really annoying to do realistically (with fur, for example), so I usually just fill in the head with black lines.
I used to do the face last, but it's safer to start with the face and then do the rest, because it can be really frustrating if you do a mistake on the face.
Step 4: Clothes
Step 5: Hat
Step 6: Accessories
Corkies don't have arms or legs, so just stick the rake to his side.
Step 7: Done!
Please comment any questions, tips, or suggestions for other Corkies that I could make.