I already had the materials: pasteboard and filters of color.
To do the holes pertaining to the eyes I would be able to have used simply a scissors, but that would have been a little coarse.
Then, I decided to make a die (troquel in Spanish)..
Step 1: What I Used
- A pair of remnants of filter for lighting, one red and another blue one. They are not expensive, but I don't remember how much I paid.
- A thin steel tape of that some time belonged to a measure tape. Not the measure tape in itself, but the spring tape that maintains it rolled up. A cheap keychain with measure tape can serve, too.
- A piece of MDF a little thinner than the wide of the tape. I used two thin pieces, together.
- A piece of flat tin to do of endorsement to the die.
- A piece of round stick. It would be able to serve a broomstick or a knead stick, or even a PVC tube.
- Another piece of MDF a little bigger than the first, to do the main body and back.
Step 2: What I Do, 1
Step 3: What I Do, 2
Step 4: What I Do, 3
I assured that the sharp edge of the steel tape remain toward outside. I Cut the excess of tape.
Step 5: How to Use the Die:
Calculating (test and error does not fail never) the position that will have each hole.
Support the fold pasteboard over the edge of the die, in the reckoned position.
With the round stick, rolling it over the pasteboard, the cut is produced. One can feel it and to see it, is very easy.
Turning 180 degrees the pasteboard toward the right, the second hole will remain in a symmetrical position to the first one.
The discarded pieces of pasteboard must be put inside the hole, to help to maintain the sharp leaf in their place.
Step 6: Finishing, 1
Step 7: Finishing, 2 and End
The final touch so that the work remain exhaustive can be done, now yes, with the old and noble scissors.