Guidance On How To Make Your Own Papercut Cute Sloth0
Today I will be guiding you through on how to make your own sloth. This sloth can be put on to cards for fellow sloth lovers or made into a picture as I have done. I have used a die cutter machine to cut out my design but you can use a scalpel. Here is what you will need:
Die cutter machine/scalpel
- Tracing paper
- Printer to print out my designs to replicate
Card needed to make your sloth:
- Mocha Brown Plain card 240gsm
- Buff smooth 260gsm
- Camoscio Nettuno Linen Effect Card 280gsm
- Slate Grey Smooth Card 240gsm
- Black Plain Card 250gsm
- Cream Vellum Plain card
First of all I did a sketch of a sloth.
Then I traced around all of the individual parts. I have done these on to three pieces of paper. On each piece of paper I have put a scale rule so that you can resize to fit your printer and print out the outlines. You can then scan these into your machine or if using a scalpel cut them out on to the different coloured card.
First of all I cut out all of my parts. If you want to replicate the exact colours that I use with each part you need to look at the image below and match the colours with the different parts. If you are not so bothered the most important things to keep the same as mine is the face. Cream vellum for the face, this is on image one of the trace outs, in the middle at the top. Slate grey for the mouth which is on image one, you can see that there are several to choose from, which ever you fancy. The mocha brown for the outline of the eyes, which is on image one. The black for the nose and eyes which is also on image one. The rest you can play around with as you choose.
First of all I would lay out your cuts to replicate mine so that when it comes to sticking you can just follow my images. First we start with sticking down the middle upper leg. As you go through the series of pictures you should be able to see what sticks on top of what.
Then you move on to the main arm at the top. Follow the images bellow to see which part sticks on which.
Then we move on to the body. Start with the cut out that is closest to the sloth on the right of the image and stick where it is shown on the image to follow. Again follow the sequence of images that match up with the next bit.
Then we move on to the lower arm.
Then we move on to the bottom leg.
Then move back to the head and face.
Then you cut out your two separate nose parts that are on image one and then stick the nostril bit on top of the plain black bit.
Then you cut out your grey mouth. Using a scalpel you cut a smile into it and then stick the nose on the grey mouth just above the smile.
Then you stick your mocha brown outlines of the eyes on to the face.
I cut out some black small circles from my die cutter machine as I didn't like the ones that I designed. But feel free to use whatever you prefer. The size circle was 4mm x 2.
And there you have your finished sloth.
I then made some smaller sloths and vines and leaves to complete the finish picture. This is when I stuck on the claws which you find on image three.
I hope you enjoyed making your sloth and that you can place him in many different places.