Posted on August 07 2020
"Low polygonal paper sculpture"...sounds complicated right? It's not...honest! It's a really simple way to make incredible 3D paper sculptures.
Most of the time these types of creations are made using colored construction papers where you print the design directly onto the paper, trim and fold. Since sending foiled papers through the printer isn't advisable I found an easy alternative printing on copy paper. This does create a second cutting out step by it is a fine alternative that works like a charm. Let's begin.
Step 1 - You need to find a pattern you like. There are dozens of "kiss" or "lips" designs out there you just need to choose a favorite. I used the design from Papercraftfreak on Etsy. They are clear numbered step by step directions that are easy to follow.
Step 2 - Print the pieces onto copy paper or other thin paper.
Step 3 - Trim all of the parts.
Step 4 - Glue all of the parts to the back (gold side) of the Merlot/Gold Glossy foiled paper.
Step 5 - Trim the parts from the sheets of Merlot/Gold Glossy foiled paper.
Step 6 - Use a stylus to trace all of the fold lines on all of the parts. Crease all of the lines.
Step 7 - Glue all of the parts together in order as directed in the pattern instructions. For this pattern, you simply match the numbers up and glue.
Depending on the particular pattern you choose and the complexity of the design this will take you anywhere from a couple of hours to 10+. This isn't a quick project but the results are stunning. Check it out....
This set of lips measures approximately 15" across, 11.5" tall and is about 4.5" deep.
PaperCraftFreak - Lips/Mouth Low Poly Paper Craft Template
Liquid Glue, Stylus, Copy Paper, Printer