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10-15 hour project

You will need:

  • 3D Pen
  • White and Red filament (I used Polyalchemy Merlot Elixir for the red)
  • Some way of heating parts of the model (lighter, cooking torch, etc.)
  • Paper and pencil
  • Soldering iron or wood engraving tool
  • Thin black Sharpie

Helpful tools:

  • Flush cutters
  • Tweezers
  • Wax paper
  • Tape

Please note that I made a time-lapse video of the full process, so you can see all the little details on how to make this in the following video:

https://youtu.be/FOlJkPRCNPc

Affiliate links to the exact products I used to make this are in the video description.

A high level overview of how to make this is:

  • Make the roots and trunk
  • Make the eyes and face
  • Make each branch separately
  • Combine all the branches onto the trunk
  • Add smaller sub branches
  • Make leaves separately
  • Add all leaves to branches
  • Rejoice

Printing out the steps below and following along with the video will help a lot.

** Finally take care and the proper precautions when using an dangerous equipment that this Instructable requires. **

Step 1: Make Roots and Trunk

Picture of Make Roots and Trunk
Roots 2.JPG
Trunk Finishing.JPG
Face 1.JPG
  • Sketch the top view of the trunk and roots onto a piece of paper, with the tree at the approximate size you would like it. Fill in and build up the roots a little.
  • Then build up the trunk by penning in a circle, until the trunk is the desired height. Keep adjusting the position and pinching the trunk together as you build it up.
  • Next build the roots up vertically, by using a diagonal penning motion, to give the roots their tapered shape.
  • Once the roots have their coarse structure, you can the apply a finer finishing layer. Then apply a nice, even finishing layer, trying to make this as “tree-like” as possible.
  • Use a soldering iron or wood burning/engraving tool to draw in the face. Then color these features in with a thin black Sharpie. Lastly, add the red sap (filament) weeping from the face as desired.
jessyratfink5 months ago
Whoooooa. Your control over than pen is amazing! I've only used one a couple times but I'm not sure I made anything more than a blob. :)
PotentPrintables (author)  jessyratfink5 months ago
Thank you!