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« on: August 09, 2011 02:40:21 PM »

So I recently just got into papercutting - posted my first papercut a couple of weeks ago - and then I saw a photo from the Monster Swap pt. 2, and was so inspired.  (You can see the amazing original painting here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386522.msg4573614#msg4573614  It's an adorable fluffy green monster with a monocle as an acrylic painting, by myloveasdeep.)  I took the idea and ran with it!  I made a series of little daguerrotype-style portraits of a Victorian monster family.  I used a book of scrapbook paper printed in these beautiful old-world textures.  The texture doesn't really show very well in the pictures, but it makes a nice, aged touch in person.

Without further ado, the monster family!

Beauregard, with 7 eyes and a very dashing top hat/bowtie duo.

     

Marigold, Beauregard's charming young daughter.  How she keeps her hair tame, I haven't a clue.

     

Jeremiah.  Don't let the tentacles fool you; he's quite a chatterbox when he gets going.  As long as he remembers his pince-nez.

     

Uncle Phileas is a little... off.  Despite his fashionable caterpillar moustache, he can never quite keep up.

     

Grandmother Beatrice, who starches her cravat every day.  She disapproves of you.

     

And finally, Grandfather Atticus, the family patriarch.  (Here's the original influence from myloveasdeep!)

     


The whole family tree, hung lovingly on my wall.  I have to remember my dear ancestors, don't I?   Grin

     



I had a blast making these little guys.  Every so often, I would shout out random words joyously as I had epiphanies, like "PINCE-NEZ!" much to the horror of my roommate.

Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011 02:49:16 PM »

These are awesome! I love you're little stories for each of them, very clever. I also love all the different details you put into each one. Great Job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011 03:32:25 PM »

I love these!  They're so cute!! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011 03:36:18 PM »

These are amazing! Love them!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011 03:51:39 PM »

These are amazing.
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011 04:00:45 PM »

Thanks so much, guys!  That's really sweet!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011 05:03:39 PM »

Really great! They look perfect as a set. Jeremiah is my favorite; he's a little Dr. Zoidberg-ish!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011 06:29:46 PM »

This totally rocks! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011 11:18:29 PM »

These are so cool! I love the details, the background ideas for each monster, and the look of them all together.
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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011 08:28:13 AM »

Wow, thanks, I'm flattered!
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