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?
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!