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« on: November 14, 2010 04:33:53 PM »

The local craft store had a sale on cardstock yesterday. I've never worked with cardstock before, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out. It worked just as I'd hoped for this project.

Free-standing paper sculpture based on the film Inception.

This one follows the "rules" of my other paper cuttings: It's all one continuous piece of paper (in fact, aside from several sections taken out of the base no paper has been removed at all, which is a first for me); no adhesives; cutting and folding only.

A few more angles in different lighting:

Thanks to the thickness of the paper it stands up quite well on its own. I'm pretty much won over by cardstock.

It stands just under 4" tall, with a 7.5" long luxury hotel corridor.

Cut from a 7.5" x 11" sheet.

I'm still new to this kind of paper-cutting and I'm mostly self-taught, so I'm very happy this one worked out the way I envisioned.

« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010 05:23:08 PM »

please let me be the first to tell you that that is amazing!

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010 07:36:34 PM »

please let me be the first to tell you that that is amazing!

I agree!

How do you think through the process so that you only use one piece of paper?

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010 07:55:36 PM »

Holy crap! This is A-freakin'-mazing!!! I cant believe its all out of one piece and no adhesive! OMG! I've really been wanting to get into paper cutting/sculpture type stuff....but alas...so many darn obligations I must tend to first Wink

Great job though! Really impressive!

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010 12:11:01 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Smiley

How do you think through the process so that you only use one piece of paper?

It's a bit hard to describe since I sort of go by instinct...I know how I want the finished piece to look, and it's a matter of working backwards, figuring out where the paper has to come from in order to make it happen. Also, this was the first time I'd done a paper-cutting with this much dimension.

I had to improvise a little here. The base didn't work as I originally designed it--it was too unstable--but I had already done 90% of the cutting by then, including removing some paper from the base itself, so not only did I not want to start over, I was running out of paper to use for the base as well. I was stumped for a while, but at the last minute came up with another method that worked.

« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010 05:53:51 PM »

You really did a good job on this!
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010 06:55:48 PM »

I'm impressed that you didn't remove any paper or use adhesives. The light and shadow in the space is really beautiful.
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010 08:34:08 PM »

I'm back marvelling at this paper sculpture again!
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2010 04:10:32 PM »

This rocks! Wow!
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2010 01:48:23 PM »

Thanks all!  Smiley

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