Challenge in Review – Paper Winner

There were many more wonderful projects entered into the Summer Solstice Challenge but we are running out of time to share them with you.

In closure, today we are featuring the winning project in our paper category AND the challenge Grand Prize winner – submitted by Paul. His project is absolutely STUNNING!


Challenge category winner and Grand Prize winner!

Paul describes the steps in creating these figures:

This is the goat model in Cinema 4D simultaneously showing the polygon surface and the vertical lines. Here the polygons have been optimized to the desired number.


The goat was imported as an OBJ into ‘Pepakura’ and the exploded. The cuts for the pattern were ordered to help with assembly but also to consider the flow of the joins along the form.


The exploded polygons in ‘Pepakura’ are re-arranged onto 2D surface with flaps included. The pattern is re-arranged to maximize paper usage. This pattern is exported as an EPS and prepared in ‘Illustrator’ to finally be imported into ‘Make The Cut’, which enables the cutter to read the file.


These are the patterns cut into the card by the KNK Maxx Air.


Pattern sheet for the ears and back of head: the pieces just pop out of the card and only the dotted lines bend. There are two types of dotted cut, valley and hill, this speaks for itself.


This model of a goat was constructed using 300 Microns Grey card, a reasonably stiff card but thin enough to cut in one cycle without having to use multipass. It took three days to cut all the economically fitted patterns on eight A2 sized cards.


This is the assembly of the udder. A palette knife is used to apply the PVA and a hair dryer is used to heat the glued area to quicken up the drying process. Scissors and knives help to cut and shape backing that is used for extra strength.


These are the two hind legs and the posterior of the goat, the masking tape has been applied to ensure the expanding foam does not leak out of tiny holes.


This is an example of how the expanding foam has set after it has been injected into the cavity of the appendages or body.


The main body was pinned down to the table to stabilize the feet and correct the positioning of the goat before the foam was injected into the base. Preparing the model in all the applications takes at least a week. Overall physical construction takes about two weeks to complete. Filling and sanding take about a day.

From the entire team at KNK USA and Team KNK: Congratulations, once again, Paul! Thank you for participating in the Summer Solstice Challenge and sharing your wonderful talent with us!

To see more of Paul’s work, visit Polygon Daydream.

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

2 thoughts on “Challenge in Review – Paper Winner

  1. Wow, Paul, this was fantastic. I really liked reading about how to got his goat from point A to finished. The creative process was fantastic. Thanks so much for entering and sharing.

  2. Congratulations Paul! Wow, this is truly a fabulous piece, I love all the details you shared too, I had no idea it was filled with foam, brilliant. ~Diane

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