I created stylized shapes to represent the stalks and leaves of the bamboo plant and then combined them into an arrangement on two levels. I especially like how the composition leaves one square and then enters the next.
Each of the squares is created from two paper boxes cut using my Silhouette and slid together. Using the Silhouette allows me to easily create duplicates but it isn't required. These shapes are fairly simple and could be cut using and x-acto blade as well.
I used the Silhouette templates I create to make two sets, one in white and one in sage green.
I am not sure which I like best. Do you have an opinion?
And then, as has become my habit, I have fun taking pictures just for the compositions.
Bamboo is not my last idea for this techique. I have more coming!
6/11/2013 Update! The cutting files for this project are now available at the Silhouette Online Store here and a tutorial for using the file is located here.
Previous Posts of Interest
- Birch Tree Shadow Box • Simple and Stunning
- Birch Theme • Series Overview
- Birch Branch Triptych by John Oman
- Little House Tutorial • Silhouette
- Paper Project Silhouette Moose and Trees
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