DIY 3D Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Posted by Meghan Quinones
Make your own scrapbook paper wall art with a stencil and a craft knife. You're going to love this 3D DIY.

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Stencils make every project better. They allow you to create a perfect image even if you are not great at drawing or sketching. Usually when I use a stencil I pair it with paint, whether it's one color or multiple colors. Outside of using just paint with my stencils, I've branched out a little bit and have used Mod Podge before. I added my Mod Podge over a stencil and then poured glitter over it to create a glittery quote. I was so happy to have a successful project with a stencil using something other than paint!

I was recently at Target checking out their super cute home decor section. I had made my way to the artwork aisle and saw a really cool picture of a flower that had been cut out of paper with the ends lifted up to show a piece of colored paper peaking out from behind it. When I saw this, a lightbulb went off! I could use my flower stencil to create my own version of this super cool 3D paper flower artwork I had been inspired by.

For this project, I actually traced my stencil with a pencil. I can now add this to my stencil options that do not include paint! Let me just tell you, this DIY was so much fun. It took a little bit of time to cut out all of my flower petals, but I found it quite relaxing. It was so cool to see my flat paper flower come to life after cutting around each petal and then lifting it up a bit. Once I finished cutting all of my flower petals I added my blue paper behind my flower to create a really cool effect. I have seen a similar 3D effect used on wrapping paper. Just think how cool it would look to create four of these and cluster them on a wall. You could even make them with different colored paper behind them!

Here's what you'll need:

  • White Cardstock
  • Colored Cardstock (I used a pretty blue)
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Dahlia Stencil
  • Pencil
  • Shadowbox Frame
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Let's get crafty!

Trace your stencil on your white cardstock.

Lay your design over your cutting mat and begin cutting around your petals. You will just cut the tops of your petals. You do not to completely cut out the petal.

Once you cut around all of your petals, flip your design over and beginning pulling up your petals. Use your fingers to curl up the ends.

Grab the glass out of your frame and lay it on your colored paper. Trace the outside and cut off the excess paper. Add glue to the corners of your paper.

Lay your cut out flower on top of your colored paper. Finally, place your flower design in your frame.

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