Aleph Bet – layered papercuts
Posted by
redshift
Los Angeles 
Joined Sep 25, '17 

I’ve been really loving playing with making Hebrew abecedaria designs and finally got to put a few through the forge.

Three sizes in this first batch: 11x17, 8x10, and 4x6. Well, not exactly 11x17 since the cut limit on my machine seems to be 10.95".

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The 11x17 was first. The white paper is from Amazon, while everything else is from my years-old stash of cardstock. I used bleach in a little spritzer to create the splatter effect on the paper behind the letters (it was solid dark green). Since most of my paper is 12x12 at largest, I experimented with a little creative piecing together for the colored portions to make a single 11x17 sheet.

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The 8x10 was made in much the same way. The top blue layer got some bleach, plain cardstock behind the letters, and fancy stuff pieced in.

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The 4x6 is just the letters cut out of white paper with another piece behind it - nothing terribly exciting there.

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Another shoutout to @raymondking32 and now @wing for the paper settings here and here.


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