The Knight of the Ingress

As our New Year’s Eve party spilled over into the new year, I entertained myself (and hopefully others!) by encasing a friend in cardboard armour and helm. Constructed with cardboard, staples, split-pins, bicycle innertubes and double-sided sticky foam. The shoulder-pads rotate a little on the split pins, and the torso plates are mounted on innertube to let them give. It’s all improvised, so in no particular style. My favourite new technique: cutting a fringe into an edge (straight or curved), then spacing out each tab and stapling it to a rim – this spreading gives an interesting flared edge. I got really interesting shapes by combining it with flat or bent base sheets, straight or curved mountings, and flat or curved rims. Versatile! A fun and cheering exercise for the fingers and brain.

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