Having a bad face day and wish you looked a little more rigid? Want to wear something a little more personal this Carnival? Want a novel way to provide protection from harmful sun rays and can't stand gooey sunblock?
This Instructable will walk you through all the steps to make it happen. It uses kongorilla's "Low Poly Mask", but takes it a step further by Photoshopping selfies onto the papercraft file to make it uniquely you. It works for males and females, and tends to come out on the creepy side of Creeptown.
To complete this project, you'll need a basic understanding of Photoshop, but absolutely no 3D modeling skills. The whole process only takes about an hour. Let's get paperfying!
Step 1: Supplies Needed
First and foremost, you'll need to head on over to Thingiverse and download kongorilla's sweet papercraft plans (here). It's only 8 pieces and he did a rad job of making it easy to assemble by having the instructions illustrated in the negative spaces. I printed one here to figure out how it goes together first, but it's not a necessary step.
You'll also need a pair of scissors and some kind of adhesive. I recommend hot glue: it's strong and dries immediately. If you want a faceted geometric look to your face, you'll want a ruler and an dull blade for scoring as well. Finally, you'll need at least 3 sheets of cardstock paper. It's not totally necessary, but I highly recommend using it over regular printer paper (nobody likes a limp face).
To the face!
Step 2: Selfies!
Take two snapshots of your face: one from the front and one from the side. Try to keep the lighting even and avoid strong shadows and duck lips. I pulled my hair back so no hair gets in the picture.
Open the three Low Poly Mask .png files (I prefer the "Faintline" file) and the two selfies with Photoshop. PS time!