Super Mario Papercut Frame

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Introduction: Super Mario Papercut Frame

About: My name is Despina and I live in Chania, a small town in Crete, in a beautiful country named Greece! I'm always happy when I create and espessially when new ideas come up! I'm also a graphic designer but I p...

I have a friend who loves Super Mario and he recently had a baby boy. So, I decided to make him a Super Mario frame for his baby room!

You'll need:

1. Colored card stock paper at least 220 gr (>110 lb), A4 size or larger. You'll need 5 different shades of green, 2 different shades of blue, two different shades of yellow and one red.

2. A square shadow box frame like this

3. x-acto knife for paper cut

4. glue

Step 1: (Print And) Cut!

If you have a printer you can print the layouts. They are in mirror as you'll need to turn it around!

If you don't have a printer, you can draw the outline of all the layers based on the size you want or trace out each layer with tracing paper. These layers are for a shadow box 8'' x 8'' like this one

Each layer is a different color. No1 is for the darkest green. No2 is for a less darker green. No3 is for red paper, No4 for an even less darker green, No5 for a lighter green and No6 for the most lighter green. The last layer is a light yellow paper.

When you are finished you should have 7 different layers, and the extra parts as shown at the picture.

Step 2: Stick the Extra Parts

For the extra parts, you'll need red paper for the head of the plant (No8), yellow for the boxes with the question marks (No7), and two different shades of light blue for the clouds (No9 and No10).

Now stick every one of the extra pieces on its right position as shown at the picture.

Step 3: Cut the Foam Paper

Now you should cut the foam paper in pieces. You'll need 24 thin bars (about 2,7'' or 7cm) and 24 shorter around 4'' (1.5cm)

Step 4: Let's Start Building!

Now take each layer in order starting with the last one and stick four small paper foam pieces, one at each corner, and four of the others, one at each side. Apply glue on them and place the 6th layer on it. Repeat the same to each layer and your picture is ready!!

Step 5: ...and It's Done!!

Place your layers inside the shadow box, close it and it's ready to decorate your wall!

Good luck! ^_^

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    I love this! I'll try to make mine with a forest theme!

    Super cool technique! Great idea for kids room decor!