I see these layered art projects everywhere. Design Space is even adding some. If you want to see some great examples go to Craft With Sarah. She has lots of them. Some are free but most cost $5 each. With this Video lesson and example files you can learn to make your own from any image!
Sarah was my main inspiration. I saw hers and those of you that know me, know that I had to teach myself how to make them. Then, of course, I had to teach you!
Paper Selection for the Layered Art Projects
This project can be made with any paper. Patterns, foils or glitter paper would work for any layer of these projects. Patters probably need to be smaller in size though.
Cutting the the Layered Art Projects
Start with the lowest layer and cut the designs upward in layer. Be careful removing the middle pieces from the mat because the lines can be thin, and they can tear easily.
Assembling the the Layered Art Projects
As you cut the layers, build up from the bottom. Glue each layer to the one below it before you cut the next layer. This way you don’t lose the little pieces.
You can glue the layers together with foam tape or liquid glue. Foam tape adds more dimension to the project but you end up using a lot of it. And I think it adds some needed dimension to the project.
Start with the solid piece on the bottom. Then add the cut out layer lining it up exactly with the layer below it. Next attach the outline layer. The multi sectioned butterfly can be difficult because of all the colors and the overlapping pieces of the wing. Take your time and it will fall into place.
And your Layered Art projects are done. Use these as a wall hanging with a frame
Making Your Own Layered Art Project From Almost Any Image
This is what most of you are here for! I put together a video to teach you how I made the Lotus Flower Layered Art Project.
If you follow this video you will be able to create this project. In the video I changed the cut out layers to show you that you can use many different patterns.
So whether you use my projects or make your own, have fun with this technique!