Introduction: Re-creating Art

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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


Mariea3 (author)2016-03-07

GREAT GREAT GREAT JOB, this is beautiful; i glad you are good enough to share with us, but, art should never be hidden

Imaginethis1 (author)2016-01-24

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....

seamster (author)2015-11-17

This is so cool!

What kind of paper did you use?

watchmeflyy (author)2015-11-15

130 layers! -- Your dedication is admirable, and your execution even more so. Nice job!

sabu.dawdy (author)2015-11-15

Will work perfect if transformed into a paper ring

Makermom2 (author)2015-11-08

Can't wait to get the PDF and try it with paper!!

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Aremon (author)2015-10-26

Great! Wanna share the layers file? ;)

stregoi (author)Aremon2015-11-06

i will share the source files, as soon as i get my computer back.

Corroder (author)2015-10-26

the final product is just WOW

stregoi (author)Corroder2015-11-06


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nette117 (author)2015-10-26

WOW! You blow my mind.

stregoi (author)nette1172015-11-06


momoluv (author)2015-10-26

This is absolutely stunning!

stregoi (author)momoluv2015-11-06


martiro7 (author)2015-10-27

That's incredible! Great work.

stregoi (author)martiro72015-11-06


nanaverm (author)2015-10-27

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!

stregoi (author)nanaverm2015-11-06

Thank you :)

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thijsv (author)2015-10-28

Beautiful piece of art! How much laser time did you need? Not to mention the amount of patience it probably took to assemble.

stregoi (author)thijsv2015-11-06

Thank you ... well it took a long time to draw, laser time i guess 40 hours, it wasnt easy anyway :)

world of woodcraft (author)2015-10-29

Very impresive

thanks :)

repurposed (author)2015-10-30

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 "original" works.

stregoi (author)repurposed2015-11-06

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 :)

ChuckieBob58 made it! (author)2015-10-26

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.

BirgitJansen (author)2015-10-25

Wow. Just one word: wow. Ok, more than one word, this is so amazing, so cool, so amazingly cool! LOVE IT!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2015-10-25

Wow! That looks amazing!

jlepack (author)2015-10-25

I love to do scroll saw stuff, but this is incredible!

Beth Hill (author)2015-10-25

wow, just wow. great work

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