Welcome to my New Blog. This blog is for sharing my crafting ideas and my cutting files that I create primarily using the Make the Cut Software and my electronic cutters which include my 18" Black Cat Cougar, a Silhouette SD, and an original Expression.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Tom Cruise by paperkutz

If you have ever been on the MTC forums, you may have seen paperkutz share some celebrity "portraits" cut from layered paper. They are truly awesome works of art. Many people on that forum had asked for him to share his methodology and experience so they could learn how to do such projects (most want to do family members). I am happy to say that he finally found the time to sit down and work on sharing that information. He started a blog where he posted files to try and then tutorials on how he does it so we can all learn how to do it too! He shared a 6 layer cut file of Tom Cruise that he created to show us how it works. It is actually fairly easy to cut this file as it does not have many small intricate pieces and therefore goes together fairly easily. I didn't have the correct 6 colors of paper he recommended (you really can use 6 any monochromatic shades of any color) but thought it was a decent job for a novice. Here is the "portrait" I cut and assembled using paperkutz' file and instructions:

You can find out more about paperkutz and his technique and tutorials (and get this cut file of Tom) by visiting his blog here: http://paperkutzstudio.wordpress.com/ You can also see more of his great work there as well. Make sure to leave him a comment and let him know what you think of his work!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Melanie, you did a terrific job with Tom.
    I am never surprised with what you come up with next.