S+S Book Project / Paper Cut Lion
This paper craft lion is given depth by creating a layered cut out. The use of sticky pads between the layers gives the lion a 3D effect. We’ve also used a slightly hammered card to add texture to the lion’s features. This handsome fella would look great in a kids’ bedroom or given pride of place in a hallway.
what you need
Scrap paper for stencil
180gsm A4/65lb US Letter size card stock, hammered card in mustard brown, pale brown, pale cream, yellow and black
Tip! There are quite a lot of pieces to this paper cut, so make sure you keep them all together in a safe place ready for assembling.
12 Pick up the eyes and cheeks. Start by sticking the eyes down onto the face, using a pad each. You now need to build up a higher layer for the cheeks by placing two pads on top of each other. Peel off the layers and stick in position. This layer should be parallel to the layer underneath.
14 As the next pieces to be stuck down are much smaller, take a couple of sticky pads and use the scalpel to cut the pads into small pieces. Start by sticking down the chin tuft underneath the yellow muzzle area.
15 Next you can stick down the black nose detail. Position it so it runs alongside the top of the yellow muzzle area. For the two black eyes, you may need to cut one of the recently cut pads in half again. Use two small pads to stick down the eye detail.
16 To stop the lion from looking quite so startled, you now need to stick down his tufty brows. Once again, you may find it helps to cut the pads even smaller as you need to position the eyebrows onto the eyes.
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