Step 16: Filling the Arches With Characters
Cut out all the characters holding your scissors at an angle to create a very thin edge. There is one running figure that goes in front of the door as a reminder of how Pompeii met it's end (it is a little bigger than these characters for the arches). Each arch and figure needs to be gently run against the side of a black Sharpie to make sure no white thickness of the paper shows. This is where people usually skip a step, but you will notice the edges of all the cut outs more if you don't do this. I gently run the cut edge along the sharpie and pull it away if you need to reposition the paper--NEVER stop or you will have a black stain on the edge. Practice this on scraps from around your paper cut outs.You will be able to do this like a pro after just a little practice.