This technique is called paper cutting. I’m not an expert, in fact I’ve just started practising with it. Please bear this in mind, and also remember that there are hundreds of different ways to do this. Now, I’m just going to show you mine.
1) First of all, this is the material I use
Cutting mat, pencil, black ink pen, coloured pencil, ruler (better if it’s made of metal), a very sharp cutter, regular white paper, black thick paper, tracing paper, fancy paper, tape you can use on paper, stick glue.
2) You trace your design on the regular white paper. In my case, I use the size of a bookmark. Be sure to link the letters between each other and to the edges, especially if your final paper is not very thick.
3) When you’re happy with your design, trace it with a pen. I do that so it looks like the design I’m going to obtain after I cut it, so I don’t juxtapose lines.
4) Place the tracing paper on the design, and safely tape it down so it won’t move around. Since I’ll be working on black paper, I use a coloured pencil to trace the design again. If you work on white paper, a normal pencil will work fine.
5) Take your final, thick paper, place the tracing paper on it, with the traced side down. Tape it. With an unsharp pencil, trace the lines. Press hard.
(All the stages so far allow you to have a sort of matrix of your design, so you can replicate it later. If you want, you can just trace it on the final paper. but remember that it needs to be mirrored! You can’t have pencil lines on the front side, or you won’t be able to erase them after you cut).
6) Remove the tracing paper. You should obtain a pretty clear mirrored copy of your original design. You might need to go over some spots with the coloured pencil again.
7) Now, if you need a fold, I suggest you to make it now, otherwise the paper will be too fragile after you cut it. Using the cutter, start cutting the lines. BE PATIENT! Round lines are more difficult. I find it easier to rotate the paper while I’m cutting, but I read that also doing very small cuts in circle works fine.
8) And this is the result
9) I use some fancy paper to make the words stand out. So I glue the paper on the un-cut side. Then, I glue only the edges of the cut side. And it’s done!
Lil Egyptian Gods by Silverfox5213
IM SOBBING ABT THESE
these are adorable
This artist makes really adorable stuff
I want to hug grumpy Li’l Sobek so bad.
Oh my goodness lil Horus is so cute.
My very last-minute entry for Namiren’s contest (that I just found out about today!) that was the theme, ‘Wildflowers’. I present, Arcadia as, 'The Wildflower Goddess”.
I just got Arcadia last Friday, and I’ve been away all weekend visiting family, so I never got to really play with her until today for this contest. I hadn’t thought up a personality or ‘theme’ for her, but when I styled her hair and started weaving the flowers in, she truly became the Goddess of Flowers. I may have to work her overall character around this now because I love it so much! <3
Thanks for hosting this contest Namiren! I wish I’d had more time to do something a little more creative, but in the end you really helped me flesh out Arcadia’s overall character - so thanks a bunch! :D
Shut up. I needed a kitten stealing a pancake on my blog.
Honestly, if you don’t need a kitten stealing a pancake on your blog, it had better be because you already have a kitten stealing a pancake on your blog.
Now I want pancakes
dennys should have pancake-stealing kittens in each location!