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Decorating a desk
Take an accordion fold cutout, and set it up on your desk for a casual and charming effect.

Deer and row of trees
One quick glance reveals four deer stand- ing in the forest. With a bit of imagination, you can create a whole little world on your desktop.

"Excerpted from CREATIVE PAPER CUTTING by Shufunotomo, (c) 2010.  Published by arrangement with Trumpeter, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston.   www.Shambhala.com."

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  • How to make a paper model. Deer And Row Of Trees - Step 1
    Step 1

    Row of trees

    If you make a pattern with two halves of a dif- ferent tree, you can make a row of alternating symmetrical trees. With a quadruple accor- dion fold, you can make more complicated patterns, such as this one, in which two differ- ent halves create alternating figures.

  • How to make a paper model. Deer And Row Of Trees - Step 2
    Step 2


    Use an X-Acto knife to cut the legs and the antlers. Until you gain some confidence, it’s safer to cut broad outlines, then go back to cut the details. Being able to cut pat- terns like this without much difficulty is the mark of an expert.

  • How to make a paper model. Deer And Row Of Trees - Step 3
    Step 3

    Hula Dancers

    This line of hula dancers evokes a lively luau so well that you can almost hear the dancers’ voices. With an X- Acto knife, cut the slashes that represent the leaves in the skirt, then cut the legs, and finally the rest.

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zombiegurl · Bristol, England, GB · 7 projects
these are really nice! thanks for sharing Happy

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