In this module, one can understand the process of making a paper sculpture in a few images. There are many ways and techniques in which this area may be explored. This is just one of them.
You can begin by selecting an idea or an image that you find captivating. For instance, walking by the sea shore, watching the sunset is something that no one gets tired of doing. There is something peaceful about the waves reflecting sunlight, and thrashing onto the shore and merging into completeness.
The plain shades of paper, its texture and it qualities make it an interesting material to work with during tactile image making. Its intrinsic qualities allow it to be manipulated and coaxed into different shapes and objects to create masterpieces.
Try visualizing this image in a number of ways as it may help you to see the image from all possible angles. This observation helps while creating an artwork using minimal materials. The idea is to create an illusion of a sunset by using paper strips.
Using papers with a thickness of up to 250 gsm, in lighter shades you have to cut them into strips of 100mm X 10mm in size. By pasting those vertically on a flat white mount board, paper folds can be used to create the illusions of the setting sunlight, on waves. Then by sticking, cleaning, trimming, folding, shaping and so on, each piece of paper strip can be glued together on a flat surface to create a relief texture.