Final tunnel book, made out of cut paper
Woodchuck Cut Paper Tunnel Book
I’ve always been a huge fan of working with paper, so this project was a perfect way to explore 3-D lettering with cut paper and tunnel books. After trying out some lettering styles and hand-drawn elements in pencil sketches, I drew out my desired composition of elements, including the trees as the left and right pillars, and the branches and logs that the lettering would sit on throughout the composition. Then I had to determine how many layers front to back I wanted in the tunnel book, and which layer I wanted each part of the composition to be on—the front layer would block out anything in back, and the back layers would be less readable but appear farther away in space. Then elements were traced out on different paper stocks, cut out with knives and scissors, and glued together. I utilized lots of different paper stocks to bring in texture, pattern, and shimmer. The finished piece changed based on the lighting, revealing and shadowing certain aspects, and was very fun to play with!
Initial planning and brainstorm sketches, plus a progress shot of the tunnel book construction
Detail of tunnel book showing woodchuck and cut paper lettering
Detail of tunnel book showing illustrated additions and cut paper lettering
Detail of tunnel book showing woodchuck and cut paper lettering
Detail of tunnel book showing woodchuck and cut paper lettering
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