Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Big Eater

I sat down the other day and wanted another challenge. I have cut black outlines and added colored paper to the ATCs that I have made before, but I wondered how hard it would be to do the same thing in a larger format.  This design is from a funny photo I took of my son trying to eat a massive hamburger earlier this year. The hardest part of the design was trying to work with the black outline. At the 8 x 10 size, it was hard to maintain the integrity of the shape while gluing it to the colored paper. I liked the result, but what I liked the best was the moans that I heard every time my son walked past the project. I was sure to hang the finished work up in a prominent spot in the house afterwards, at least for a few days. You have to get back at your teenagers some how.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Draper Temple

Here is something that I should have added to my last post. Having cut the portraits of my nephew and his fiance, I just couldn't put my exacto knife down, so I made them a card to go with their gift. The card was 5 x 7 inches big, and on the front of it I did a layer cut of the Draper Utah Temple where they were  married. The card took me as long to make as the original papercut. It was a fun challenge. I think I will have to try another one like it soon. Hmmm... I think I have a friend who is getting married in a couple of weeks.