By using countless folds and creases to suggest highlights and shadow I have forged an image of the worlds most famous female portrait, ‘The Mona Lisa’ into a plain piece of A4 paper. Hard to make out at first, I agree. It’s my very 1st attempt at this style of decorative papercraft work, which I call ‘Haunted Papercraft’ as the image is faint and ghostlike.
Papercraft is a fantastic pastime that is available to everyone who has access to a piece of new (or used), paper and a reliable cutting tool such as a craft knife or pair of scissors.
Even young children can create great ornamental and decorative models with this inexpensive hobby but, should always be supervised when using sharp cutting tools and strong adhesives.
Aeroplane, animal, boat, car and gaming figure templates are popular and are widely available for downloading all over the internet and can be printed out for free if you have a reliable colour printer at home or you could use your local library for internet access and printing for a small fee.