Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fingerprint Paper Cut Art

I tried something new tonight. About 2 nights ago I had this idea. . . and then forgot about it. But luckily I remembered again later the next day and quickly set to work figuring out the preliminary steps—how to get the clearest possible fingerprint. Turns out the best method consists of scribbling on paper with a pencil and packing tape.

Tonight I finished the tricky part.

Cutting the design out with an X-acto knife.


That's my fingerprint!!!


I've got a few more things planned. I think they would be great to do for a wedding. Do both the bride and the groom on the sheet of paper. Or you could do a family "portrait" with a series of them. And kids would love the fingerprinting process! And to see your fingerprint blown up like that is really quite cool! Never realized my fingertip had wrinkles! :)

I'm just a little excited about them and my other ideas of what else I could do with them, but too excited to wait and work that all out before I show you the very first one!!

So, what do you think???



  1. Oh that is so awesome! I don't have patience like that to do all the cutting. But it sure looks great.

  2. Fabulous! Totally Love it. I love handmade projects whether its crafts, food, and anything else!


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