Saturday, April 10, 2010

papel picado

i conquered the save the dates over my spring break. i first tried to just draw it and then scan it into photoshop, but it wasn't working out so well, so I ended up actually whippin out the old xacto knife and cutting it out of paper by hand. Tedious but satisfying. Then i scanned them in and David helped choose the color. Voila!

p.s. I will try and photograph the hand cut one i think it's actually really beautiful


  1. This is fantastic! I love that you hand cut it.
    Best wishes!

  2. this is absolutely beautifuL!!! impressive.

  3. This is awesome! I'm recently obsessed with papel picado and am also determined to figure out how to make it work! I love your idea of scanning it!