TUTO: paper cut-outs

Here's a decorative DIY with a cut-out paper wording, to give as a gift, and/or to keep: this tuto allows you to make several copies! 🌈Inspiredby the beautiful tradition of Mexican #papelpicado, we wanted to make a framed version, with a nod to the colorful stripes of our beloved Paula skirt. As for the wording, it's a perfect mantra for the start of the new year! This tuto doesn't require any very complicated techniques, just a little patience and delicacy đŸ„°

👉Forthis DIY you need:

  • tissue paper (here orange, red, pink and yellow)
  • scissors
  • a scalpel
  • a sheet of thick drawing paper for the background
  • masking tape
  • a cutting mat
  • erasable marker and/or pencil
  • a can of repositionable glue
  • download file no. 1 here for the cut-out and file no. 2here for the model

👉How tomake :

Layer all your tissue paper colors (1 sheet each) on your cutting mat. Tape the edges with masking tape. Then tape the printed cutting template (file no.1) on top. Using the scalpel, make small cuts following the pattern. When you cut, do so gently, and hold the paper with the index finger of your other hand, close to the cut: that way there will be no tears! Then "empty" each cut-out by removing all the layers of paper. Cut out all the designs one by one. You'll need a little patience, but don't panic - it goes much faster than you might think 💛

Once you've finished making all the cuts, run the scalpel all around the sheet: above all, don't peel off the masking tape, as this will tear the tissue paper, which is very fragile! 

Gently release each colored leaf one by one. It's magic!

Take your printed color template (file no. 2), then place the first sheet of paper (in this case, the orange one) on top, and mark with a felt-tip pen its location and the two diagonals to be traced. Then cut along these diagonals on the cutting mat. Follow the same procedure for each color.

This gives you all the parts you need. The advantage of this tutorial is that you'll be able to make several frames instead of just one, since you'll still have unused parts! 

On your drawing paper, which will serve as a background, trace the outline of your printed sheet with a pencil, to guide you when you glue. 

Now, using the spray, coat the reverse side of each diagonal with glue. Place these very gently on the drawing paper, starting at an angle and then gently pushing the paper. The fact that the glue is repositionable means you won't make any mistakes - you'll have about 5 minutes to correct 😉

Glue each strip of paper one after the other. Cut to the size of your frame, and place it in place!

And ... TA-DA!!! 🎊

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