cute doll template
"Cute" templates (see directions)
paper- assorted colors & patterns
hot glue gun
paper shaper scissors
1. Download all three "cute" template pages ( i titled them doll template, parts 1 template, and parts 2 template). Two are your guides for cutting and the third is how the illustration will look (it comes in handy later).
3. Put color paper UNDER the template. For instance, when cutting the hair, you want the brown paper underneath the hair template part. Using scissors or an x-acto® knife, cut through both the template and the color paper. Do this for every piece on both pages, saving all the color pieces, and discarding the template part.
4. With your pieces cut, it's time to glue. It's like putting a paper doll together. Use a glue stick for smaller areas, and if you'd like, use a hot glue gun for larger areas, such as the head and hair. When you are done, you should have a paper girl fully clothed. Use colored pencils to add eyelashes and other details.
5. Glue the paper girl onto a background; it can be simple background or an elaborate scene. My format was 8x10 but you can choose a larger size. Glue the letters onto the page as well and allow to dry. If the paper buckles from the glue, place the entire illustration under some heavy books (yep, it does the trick).
Congratulations! You completed
your cut paper illustration! I hope the directions were easy to
understand and follow. Feel free to re-design and embellish, the girl
and/or her clothes. You are welcome to make as many as "cute"
illustrations as you want, however, please do not sell (follow the creative commons copyright, please). This is
for your own personal delight. If you want to show off your finished
pieces, you are welcome to post here
*please comment or email me what you think of the directions... this is my first tutorial and i tried hard to make it simple enough... anyhow, your feedback will be much appreciated!