Since Cardboard Safari was founded, we have always encouraged our customers to stretch their artistic legs and customize our products using paint, glitter, paper mache and more. Ten years later we are still amazed at all the ways artists use our products as canvases.
Long time friend and collaborater, Leah Yellowbird, is no exception. She took our Contour Droplet Panel and, using paint, created this masterpiece! See more images below. The detail is astounding!
We will be sharing more of Leah’s work in the coming months. In the meantime we encourage you to use Cardboard Safari products for your next crafting project!
One of the biggest problems when crafting is knowing where to begin. You have a vision for the project but implementing it is often more complicated than you realize.
Thankfully, Merlin the Cardboard Unicorn is the perfect template for creating one-of-a-kind designs that will have your friends asking “How did you do that?!”
One of our customers recently told us about their experience using Merlin as a template and shared with us the amazing results!
“My husband, Kevin made these by adding paper mache and acrylic paint. He was commissioned to make them for a mythology themed restaurant and they turned out so well that we ordered more to make some for our house and our friends and hopefully some to sell!”
Merlin the Unicorn is one of our most popular products and a favorite amongst our crafty customers. Be sure to check him out!
Cardboard Safari’s Robbie the Rhino becomes contemporary art being customized with a variety of Papier-mâché creations. Cedric Vernay Contemporary Art Show, SMART-Aix 2012 in Aix en Provence France fashioned Robbie into fascinating works of art. We’re excited here at Cardboard Safari seeing how our products can be so beautifully modified.
Our former account manager, Galen Wright, on CSX train H744-07 going west to Glasgow, VA.
Way back in December ’10 Der Schwarze Kölner Biergarten Brooklyn hosted a antler decorating contest using Buck Jr. as a starting point. You can see all the fun results here. The above photo shows Buck Jr. working as a beer tap – quite possibly the best use ever for a cardboard deer.
Alex Gilliam, National Building Museum
We recently produced some cardboard disks for Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop for use in an interactive project at the National Building Museum. See this link for more info and images. Also some Flickr images here.
Grettir sends this ghostly image of Fred the Moose. The aged photo look has just the right feel. Thanks Grettir.
Rich sent in this great custom decorated Pumpkin Wreath. What a fantastic job, thanks Rich.
Our customer Morgan renamed Fred the moose to “Clydewinkle Botero III”. Morgan’s co-workers now refer to her office as “The Lodge”. Liven up any office space with one of our earth-friendly cardboard trophy heads.
A customer recently sent this photo of a white Bucky on a green wall. He works well to fill the tall modern space and add a point of interest high on the wall. This is an ideal use for a large trophy head. If you have a smaller space our medium sizes will fit the bill.