How To: Make Mexican papel picado paper cuts using chisels

Make Mexican papel picado paper cuts using chisels

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category where you will learn how to make Mexican papel picado paper cuts using chisels. This is a traditional craft of Mexico. There are various forms and sizes of chisels used for this purpose. The designs you can cut on paper are only limited by your imagination. First you got to make a design on paper. Then you got to stack up 40 to 50 sheets of paper and staple them together. Now you can start cutting the paper stack using a chisel and a hammer. Choose the appropriate chisel for the design and place it close to the outline of the design and then hammer it to cut the paper. You can start cutting from anywhere. After you finish cutting the design, separate the sheets and you have your paper picado.

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