Earlier today I posted How to Make a Paper Wave Sculpture – Exercise 1. It shows you the basics of making a Paper Sculpture…. specifically a paper wave sculpture. Well, in this post I’m going to show you how to make a Lampshade Paper Sculpture…. it’s the 2nd exercise in two showing you how to Paper Sculpt. It’s a little more complicated than the first, but if you did Exercise 1 you are ready for the challenge of Exercise 2. So, let’s get started.
The paper is ruled off with a pencil and a ruler. Do this in parallel lines an equal distance apart from each other… one on one side of the paper and the next on the other and so on.
Now use the lines that you drew as a guide to where to score the paper. To score a piece of paper, you can use the dull side of a butter knife. Take a ruler and line it up with one of the pencil lines…then use the dull side of a butter knife and run it along the ruler (on the paper) as if it were a pencil. Now you should have a scored line. The lines are scored on alternate sides of the paper and the paper bent like a fan.
The edges of the paper are taped together to achieve a sort of lampshade effect.
This is what the item looks like from the top.
That’s all there is to it…. you just finished making your Lampshade Paper Sculpture. How did your sculpture turn out? Let me know in the comments below. And, add a picture of the Lampshade Paper Sculpture as well to the comment…. I’d love to take a look at it.