Craft & Design Paper Crafts

Brian @ MAKE writes:

Matt Cottam wrote in with this cool project he made for Papercamp. He started with patterns from The American Girl’s Home Book of Work And Play by Helen Campbell (1890) and cut them on a laser cutter on 300gsm paper.

Matt brought the images into Illustrator, and traced their outlines with the pen tool. To cut it, he set a slow, hot laser pen for the outline paths, which let him cut straight through the paper. He had another fast & weak pen set to carve out the grey and black bitmap areas.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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