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pinkpoodle230
« on: January 24, 2012 01:52:35 PM »

Made this fella (larry!) for my portfolio. 100% handout, some parts i even cut with the scissors on my pocket knife! It measures 17 by 19 inches, my biggest papercut yet! Comments appreciated!

You can see other paperut works i've done here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401226.0
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http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=401847.0




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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012 02:00:47 PM »

Oh, wow!  He's so pretty!  The feathers are super impressive.  Did you use markers to accent the edges?
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012 02:09:52 PM »

SO COOL!! I wouldnt even know how to start a project like this. Great job! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012 02:19:56 PM »

He's fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012 03:01:29 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012 03:20:46 PM »

Wow, another great job - I really, really like him - hmmm....think I'll add him to my Pinterest
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012 03:24:13 PM »

Oh, wow!  He's so pretty!  The feathers are super impressive.  Did you use markers to accent the edges?

I did use markers on the edges! I thought the layers blended into each other a bit too much without an outline.
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012 03:26:16 PM »

SO COOL!! I wouldnt even know how to start a project like this. Great job! Smiley

This was actually the first paper cut project I had ever made! I was just looking at a picture of a parrot and sketched out a few outlines but pretty soon it all became freehand. Pretty sure my roomate thought I was crazy..  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012 03:28:16 PM »

Wow, another great job - I really, really like him - hmmm....think I'll add him to my Pinterest

Thanks! And I love pinterest too, just make sure to link back to me  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012 03:32:07 PM »

Lovely Larry! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012 03:59:57 PM »

BEAUTIFUL!
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012 07:19:59 AM »

I am speechless! What a work!

Beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012 09:49:43 AM »

Thank you!  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012 02:04:58 PM »

Wow, this just blows my mind! AMAZING attention to detail!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012 12:14:23 PM »

 The amount of patience you have is staggering. I would have gone crazy. Well worth it. It's amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012 01:28:21 PM »

This is amazing. I've always loved papercuts, theyre so detailed! Beautiful job!
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012 03:16:14 PM »

The amount of patience you have is staggering. I would have gone crazy. Well worth it. It's amazing!

 Oddly enough i actually found the process to be quite relaxing! I had no pattern I was following so the whole thing was really very freeform and fun to make!
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« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2012 06:47:25 AM »

This is incredible! And so colourful!

I'm working on a nursery right now and I think something like this would be soo cool in it. I'm sure it takes a lot of practice to get that good though >.>. What kind of paper do you use?

I have one more question. Around the border of each piece it looks like you've used a shade darker colour of paper underneath to give it more dimension, but in the close up it actually looks like you may have just gone around the edge with marker for that effect. Which is correct?
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« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2012 06:59:45 AM »

Stunning work...lots of patience...thanks for sharing this beauty!
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« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2012 09:04:35 AM »

Whaaaaaat! That's AMAZING!
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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012 12:14:39 PM »

This is incredible! And so colourful!

I'm working on a nursery right now and I think something like this would be soo cool in it. I'm sure it takes a lot of practice to get that good though >.>. What kind of paper do you use?

I have one more question. Around the border of each piece it looks like you've used a shade darker colour of paper underneath to give it more dimension, but in the close up it actually looks like you may have just gone around the edge with marker for that effect. Which is correct?

The paper I used came from a Joanns cardstock stack, I actually decided to make a parrot because it was a rainbow stack and didnt really have any neutrals! Also to add depth and interest i did go around most of the layers with a marker of a slightly differing hue I think it adds a little more contrast that way  Wink Like I said, this was actually my first papercut so I would definatly encourage you to give it a try, its a lot of fun and sort of like drawing with paper! I could also post some progress pictures for you if you think they'd be helpful.
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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2012 12:33:00 PM »

Larry is looking absolutely fantastic. I love him  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2012 07:00:50 AM »

Well I gave it a try. I couldn't find any colourful cardstock in town so I used construction paper. Its nothing near yours but its ok for a first attempt I think. More layers would have improved the effect I think, so I'll keep that in mind next time.

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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2012 11:28:05 AM »

Well I gave it a try. I couldn't find any colourful cardstock in town so I used construction paper. Its nothing near yours but its ok for a first attempt I think. More layers would have improved the effect I think, so I'll keep that in mind next time.

Wow!!! Im impressed! That looks great ! I originally hadn't planned to have the very delicately cut tail feathers on mine untill I decided he needed some more layers so I think you've got the right idea! here is a photo of where I basically abandoned my original sketch.
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« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2012 10:38:45 AM »

This is amazing! Well done. Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2012 06:15:15 AM »

Very nice  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2012 04:38:46 PM »

This is gorgeous! Don't know the first thing about papercrafts myself, but I love the layering and the really saturated colors. Lovely work!
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« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2012 10:41:43 AM »

stunning.
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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2012 02:40:58 PM »

He's great!
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« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2012 01:40:44 PM »

Magnificent!
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« Reply #30 on: February 07, 2012 05:43:43 PM »

that is stunning. And much cleaner than a real one!
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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2012 10:57:16 AM »

 Cheesy  One of my hobbies is german papercutting. I love this, very nice !
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2012 04:11:44 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2012 07:08:24 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2012 11:21:56 AM »

What a fantastic job.
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« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2012 11:37:22 AM »

(My mouth actually fell open). Holy COW! I am pretty floored by the amount of cutting here. Your hands must have been aching for a week after this! Bea-U-tiful!!!!
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« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2012 12:47:35 PM »

(My mouth actually fell open). Holy COW! I am pretty floored by the amount of cutting here. Your hands must have been aching for a week after this! Bea-U-tiful!!!!

Thanks so much! it was indeed a lot of cutting, pretty sure my roomate thought i was a total nutball.. Roll Eyes All in the name of crafting!
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