Here’s a couple of paper embellishments I made to use on cards. I really like how they look like pieces of metal wire. I used Oracal 352 gold polyester film applied to heavy weight card stock, then cut using settings you can find all over here for cutting card stock.
I didn’t mask it before cutting, but should have, as it was difficult to clean off some of the gooey residue with alcohol wipes. Oh, forgot to mention that I passed the card stock through my Xyron to apply dry adhesive to the back before cutting, so these are actually stickers.
Seeing delicate, intricate paper cuts is probably one of the things that makes me most exited. Of course, it’s nice to see acrylic projects and wood boxes and all that, but I’m all about the paper and thin wood.
Thanks so much for posting this! The result is super nice.
Side note, an I seeing things, or is there overlap shading where the “wire” crosses itself?
@GrooveStranger you don’t have to have a Xyron to do this; you can buy mounting adhesive in rolls or in pads of sheets that you can apply by hand with either a brayer or a squeegee. I use it all the time for mounting photos. I have a roll of PMA made by 3M, and a pad of sheets made by Studio Tac (it looks like the brand I have may have been discontinued, but this is essentially the same stuff). Very handy to have around!
We had a Xyron when I worked at an ad agency, and they do make application easier if you have a large volume of prints to mount, but for odd jobs I wouldn’t feel the need to buy one and find space for it.
I had no idea they made them that small! The one I used was big enough to mount 11x17 design comps, and I could crank through a 25-board presentation in nothing flat with it. Definitely easier than hand cutting and applying.
No, polyester contains no chlorine, and is perfectly safe for lasering.
Edit sorry, bit quick off the mark. I assume that you use the word ‘vinyl’ in the sense of PVC(nasty, and do be avoided at all costs.)