How Do You Create Paper Tole Art?
Paper tole takes a single image and elevates selected portions in a series of layers to create depth and dimension from a flat picture. Also called 3-D decoupage, these little works of paper sculpture are deceptively simple to do, requiring more patience and a sharp pair of scissors than anything else. Read on for some secrets. Find your images. Whatever you choose you’ll need at least three copies of it, which is why greeting cards or stationery or even wallpaper borders make great materials for paper tole because the copies are already made for you with plenty of extras. You can also use any copyable image; just make enough color copies to work with. Mount one full image onto card stock with spray adhesive so you have a good base to work on, especially if you use a liquid adhesive for your layers; lightweight paper tends to buckle and wrinkle. If you’re using greeting cards for your image or a picture on very heavy stock to begin with, this step is optional, but might look nice if yo