Browsing paper art in google a came across, an amazing paper sculpture by Eric Standley ( you can just google his name + paper + scuplture ).

I wanted to re-create it. the process wasnt that simple. since i had few picture on the web to start from.

Step 1: Drawing the Pattern

I used the original picture as a template, and used illustrator to draw lines and shapes.

i am attaching the illusttaor vector file here.

Step 2: Cutting the Pattern

i got access to the laser cutter in my friends school. Then i was able to cut the patterns on paper scheets. all in all i had to use 130 layers.

my design files will be uploaded here.

Step 3: Getting the Shape Together

I started putting the layers on each other, just to have an idea on how everything is going to be, and have an idea on what colors i can choose.

Step 4: Glue and Color Everything

Once i had an idea about how the shape is going to be, i alternate coloring the layers and glue them together.

Step 5: The Finished Pattern

and this is how my pattern is looking once finished. I hope someone get inspired :)

<p>GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB, this is beautiful; i glad you are good enough to share with us, but, art should never be hidden</p>
<p>Beautiful! Very nicely done and organize! I love the various colors you used, they really compliment the pattern(s) you created. Unbelievable this is made most from cardboard....</p>
<p>This is so cool!</p><p>What kind of paper did you use?</p>
<p>130 layers! -- Your dedication is admirable, and your execution even more so. Nice job! </p>
Will work perfect if transformed into a paper ring
<p>Can't wait to get the PDF and try it with paper!!</p>
<p>Great! Wanna share the layers file? ;)</p>
<p>i will share the source files, as soon as i get my computer back.</p>
<p>the final product is just WOW </p>
<p>WOW! You blow my mind.</p>
This is absolutely stunning!
<p>thanks </p>
<p>That's incredible! Great work.</p>
<p>thanks </p>
<p>This is truly amazing! I'm familiar with some intricate dies that one can cut out using a Big Shot or other hand-operated roller device, then layer, but this is unreal!</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>
<p>Beautiful piece of art! How much laser time did you need? Not to mention the amount of patience it probably took to assemble.</p>
<p>Thank you ... well it took a long time to draw, laser time i guess 40 hours, it wasnt easy anyway :)</p>
<p>Very impresive</p>
<p>thanks :)</p>
An amazing work - congratulations! It wasn't entirely clear if the image you used was of Eric Standley's work...? It's important to respect other artists intellectual property when we create &quot;original&quot; works.
<p>Thank you, no the picture is not from Eric's work ... and i am aware that i have to respect others intellectaul property, that's why i i mentioned my source :)</p>
<p>Intricate and beautifully done!!! I would almost just want one plain white or whatever the color of the paper is. I'm jealous, no, just kidding, but I would like to try some day. I have a small laser cutter, but I am in the infant learning stage with learning how to get the most out of the machine. I thought it was a kit when I bought it, but it was completely built except for minor things that had to be done so it could be shipped easier.</p>
<p>Wow. Just one word: wow. Ok, more than one word, this is so amazing, so cool, so amazingly cool! LOVE IT! </p>
<p>Wow! That looks amazing!</p>
I love to do scroll saw stuff, but this is incredible!
wow, just wow. great work

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