Friday, July 18, 2008

Making A Template, For A Simple Papercutting

First, took a picture of what I wanted to make a papercutting of...
load photo into Adobe Photo shop,
remove color & select "ink outline." Print,
then use UHU stic glue stick, to tack to black scherenschnitte paper for cutting.
(Let glue dry a few minutes before applying to paper,
this will allow for easy removal of template).

Next, cut out template.
Used Xacto knife to first cut out small highlights, then
scissors to cut around template.

Remove template.

Glue papercutting to natural colored scherenschnitte paper.
Used Craft Bond Fabric & Paper Glue by Elemer's, applied with paint brush to back.
Frame and enjoy!


david mcmahon said...

Hi Donna, thanks for the visit and the comment. As I'm someone who can barely cut paper in a straight line, I have to say your work is amazing.

LisaLectura*creations said...

Hello La Donna! Wonderful papercutting creations! The transfer process is so cool. It looks so much fun to do. Thanks also for visiting my blog today! Creative blessings, Lisa :)

Bernie said...

La Donna I will always be amazed by this talent you have for this vintage art form. I still would love for you to come to the sharing techniques group and show us like you have here how it is that you do what you do.
It's amazing and needs to be seen.

Cali Homemaker said...

i remember when i was in 1st grade, my teacher outlined each students profile from a projector and then later she had them laminated and hung all over the room for parents to see on parents day. i saved that outline of me for along time but now i don't know where it is. would be nice to have it.

im so excited to try this of my dogs... i hope i can get good profile shots. ill be sure to post pics after i do this. THANK YOU sooo much, i have always wanted to try this NOW and now i know how. :o) Have a GREAT day!!!