Plan B Creations is the brain child of Andrew who lives onboard the boat ‘toggenberg’ with his partner Hannah and son Dylan. See About us for more a more detailed story of how Plan B Creations came to be
We were looking for a simpler, lower impact lifestyle and our slightly alternative backgrounds meant it was an obvious solution. It is a fairly comfortable existence but does require a bit of grit and determination to keep it that way. Summers are beautiful but the winters can be hard work!
Yes, much to the dismay of my long suffering partner. The boat is our home and the spare bedroom has been converted into a studio space, only reverting to its original form on special occasions! If the business outgrows it we are more likely to get a bigger boat than move it onto dry land.
Unfortunately not. It only fits one and is in the middle of our cluttered floating home. We may consider doing the odd competition to spend a day onboard to see how the process works and maybe a bit of fizz and a barbeque...
It is an art form originating from China where traditionally an image is cut from a single piece of rice paper. We have modified this somewhat to suit our needs, using high quality card also making use of multiple layers of cut card on some designs.
A bit of both but mostly machine. Typically we either hand draw and/or use a computer to develop the design. We then use a heavily customised laser cutting machine to cut the card stock. Once the machine has done its thing I then finish it off with a scalpel and very steady hand.
We have two main reasons for doing it this way:
We use top quality acid free card to ensure maximum resistance to fade. We typically use 220 gsm or heavier card (About four times heavier than the paper typically used for hand cut work). All card is manufactured by FSC certified mills so you can be sure that from responsibly managed, sustainable sources
Possibly, it depends what you are looking for and how much time we have available! Please get in contact but understand that we will likely need to charge extra for any additional customization.
We will do soon! We have a lot of ideas but decided to focus on getting on perfecting one product set for launch.
Our work means that we get intimate with a particular location and sometimes identify gaps in the OSM source. Therefore we also contribute to its development by providing our own updates to it as we go for the benefit of future users.
The OSM foundation is run by volunteers and needs support to keep it running and making the map available for free. If you have an interest in cartography and are a keen to support the worlds biggest user generated map please consider becoming a member for just £15 per year.
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