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How to Make A Layered Paper Cut Map

Kip Perdue, Paper Cutting Artist

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8 Videos (33m)
    • Introduction

      0:47
    • Materials

      4:33
    • Introduction To Drawing

      1:01
    • Direct Draw & Cut Method

      13:03
    • Draw, Trace & Cut Method

      4:20
    • Using Tracing Paper To Draw

      3:14
    • Adding a Location Name to Your Map

      0:48
    • Gluing and Assembly

      5:38

About This Class

For paper enthusiasts, crafters, and lovers of maps, this class offers basic paper cutting and layering techniques in the creation of a handmade topographic map. Students will be guided on how to use existing maps to hand draw and cut their own layered pieces to build a map of their own design. Very little previous knowledge or experience is required.

Designed for the beginner this class requires paper, a craft knife, glue, a pencil and some tracing paper. Using these tools anyone can draw, trace, and cut out this class will show you techniques for making the process quick and fun. At the end anyone with an hour can assemble an awesome layered map that could be used as a piece of art, the front of a card, or as part of a scrapbooking project.

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Well done and interesting way to do a map...the sped-up voice, however was a bit too fast at times for my old ears.

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Kip Perdue

Paper Cutting Artist

I am a paper cutting artist based in South London. I moved to London after living in Chicago, Auckland, Oxford and York. I began to teach myself paper cutting in 2012 after recognizing that my previous creative endeavor, creating replica chain mail armor, was not terribly portable, so I switched to paper.

Much of my work focuses on what I would call personal cartography. I like exploring new places, ideas, and techniques. Much of my work is about maps, as they've always fascinated me....

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