Be-You-tiful Cut Paper Portrait
Beginner | 23 min 12 sec
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Create this special piece of artwork as a reminder to yourself that you are beautiful, inside and out. Using pieces of painted and vintage paper, artist and designer Dawn M. Cardona leads you through the magical experience of capturing your essence on paper. She encourages you to either use the template included or freehand cut pieces to represent your unique appearance and then celebrate yourself for who you are with messages of love, empathy, and kindness. As you create this project, you’re reflect on and conjure up precisely what makes you uniquely, beautifully you.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Downloaded PDF template
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Media of choice, such as crayons, colored pencils, markers, gouache, etc.
  • Variety of papers, such as cardstock, vintage and painted paper, etc. (see Dawn's Make Painted Papers for Art Making class)
  • Bristol paper (8” x 10”) as your canvas
  • PVA glue
  • Craft needle
  • Hole punch (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Make a personalized paper portrait
  • Cut out small paper details
  • Attach small paper details with glue

What you'll get:
  • Video lessons on how to make a custom illustrated portrait using cut paper
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and PDF template
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from illustrator Dawn M. Cardona
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Feriba Grimes
such an fun project !!! Thank you Dawn for your creativity.
2 days ago
marlene jack
Delightful. Her playful approach is really relaxing and fun.
6 days ago
Phoebe Pham
I will make two: one for my boy, and one for my girl❤️
November 21