Sculpted Paper I - Crafting a Basic Paper Sculpture Relief | Denise Ortakales | Skillshare

Sculpted Paper I - Crafting a Basic Paper Sculpture Relief

Denise Ortakales, Illustrator, Surface Designer, Hand Letterer

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10 Videos (53m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies & Tools

    • Sketch & Palette

    • Background

    • Transferring

    • Cutting

    • Shaping & Forming

    • Gluing

    • Assembly

    • Finis


About This Class


Paper sculpture can be used in illustration, framed as fine art, or a fun craft to teach children. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques for working three-dimensionally with paper, learn how to utilize their sketches, and transfer and cut various shapes from colored paper. We’ll also explore methods for forming, shaping, lifting, arranging and gluing the shapes into a strong composition.

Our project for this class will be to create a relief of a simple flower. Together we’ll go through the process using your own sketch or the one provided. No drawing experience is required. This class is open to all skill levels. Join class today and let’s get our fingers sticky!




PACIFIC SUN by Nicolai Heidlas Music Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 provided by Audio Library 





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Denise Ortakales

Illustrator, Surface Designer, Hand Letterer

I'm an illustrator living in the beautiful Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I've worked in children's books, editorial, advertising and enjoy surface pattern design and hand lettering. 

My medium of choice for 20 years has been sculpted paper - a three-dimensional cut paper technique (traditional, not digital) however lately I've been playing with a variety of two-dimensional techniques - mostly gouache, watercolor and digital.

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