I made a paper Shiba!

I posted about this almost exactly a year ago on March 30, 2009.  On Monday, March 29, 2010, I printed out the paper Shiba on the Canon Creative Park site.  The pictures below prove that, after three hours of cutting, cutting, cutting, pasting, pasting, cutting, pasting, fiddling with the damn paper, trying to get it to look like the picture… I have a paper Shiba.

Differences between the Shibas

1)  The first thing you note is that my Shiba appears to have a skin condition.  This is because there was a torrential downpour when we ran from my friend’s house to the car.  Rain + inkjet printed paper = paper Shiba that will never win a show.

2)  The Shiba appears to be emaciated.  I bet some of you are emailing PETA right now.  Well, maybe I was in a bit of a hurry and didn’t wait for everything to dry before I tried to glue on the next thing.  My gentle hands failed to coax plumpness out of the ornery paper, so my paper Shiba is doomed to looking hungry

3)  There are suspicious red markings that look like missed guidelines.  Nope, I didn’t hit them all.  And I’m not sorry, you hear!  Not!

This was a fun project, but did it ever take a long time to cut everything out.  Check out the .pdf in the link above – there are 6 sheets of stuff to cut!

I used Aleenes Original Tacky Glue, which dries pretty fast and a crappy pair of scissors.  Next time, I’ll still use the Tacky glue, but I’m getting a better pair of scissors – actually two; a medium-sized one to cut out the general shapes and a short, thin, pointy-bladed set for cutting the little tiny wedges that this project takes.


  1. Now you can do paper mache Shibas and decorate them with different collars and harnesses! Just think, a new creative outlet and business venture! (Just joking)

  2. I have the stack of instructions/cutouts sitting on my desk for oh…I don’t know, the last 6 months?

    You are my hero! GREAT JOB! Hope Tierce doesn’t try to take him down…

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