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Friday, November 13, 2009

"Mr. Kissy Face" Tutorial

Hello!

One of the all time best sellers of my small polymer clay items was this little guy! "Mr. Kissy Face" I think I called him. :<) Anyway, people loved him - he was so cute and the glass candy jar he sat on top of was filled with chocolate kisses. Who can resist that!


I decided to see if I could make a paper punch "Mr. Kissy Face" character that I could put on a holiday greeting card and here he is!

To make your own, these are the items that you will need.

You might have noticed that the oval punch is a scalloped punch - as I did not own a plain oval in this size. So, if you ever find yourself in this same dire situation, there are two things you can do. Either punch an oval on white cardstock and cut off the scallops to make a template, to then trace onto the CS or punch an oval from the CS itself and then trim the scallops - whatever makes the most sense to you. :<)



Then, sketch a chocolate 'kiss' candy shape to attach the face to, trace it on the CS and cut out.


The eyelids were a bit trickier. (kisses don't have eyebrows) :<) I used this large flower punch to punch out two petals.

Then I used a non-permanent glue to attach this to a piece of white copy paper to make it easier to handle as it now had to be punched again.

This time with a circle punch - just enough to take out the center and leave a rounded edge. You can see on the lower left petal that I had drawn a pencil line to use as a guide for the depth of the cut. Line the top of the circle punch to meet that mark.

Then draw lines on each petal to the length you want the eyelids to be.

I made these cuts while the petals were still attached to the copy paper - made it easier.

I sponged the inks onto the individual pieces to give them added depth - the blush on the edges of the eyelids, whites of the eyes and the nose - the brown on the candy shape. (See photo of supplies needed.) Assemble the face, draw on a happy smile, add blush to the cheeks, attach the face to the candy kiss shape, glue to a 6" piece of foil, gather it up around the face and there you have him . . . . .

Your own "Mr. Kissy Face"!

Now attach him to a card and he is ready to go! I'm happy with the results - I hope you are and that you have enjoyed this tutorial! :<) If yor re-create "Mr. Kissy Face" or post him on your blog, I ask that you please post a link to my site for the instructions. Thank you!


Thank you for stopping by today! I am working on some other paper punch characters to show you and will have them soon.

See you tomorrow.

Barbara Diane

7 comments:

Gaby said...

Oh my goodness, Barbara, you did an amazing job here.
That little guy is so gorgeous. And the punched version really looks alike.

You are so creativ!

Hugs
Gaby

Ellen Kemper said...

Precious!

I can see why Mr Kissy Face was a best seller - I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

Thanks for turning him into a punch art character we can make ourselves.

Too cute!

helen said...

You really are so creative! They look identical! And who would have thought foil would make great card accent. Thank you for sharing.

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my could this be any cuter REALLY!!!!

Jackie Thomas said...

Gosh Barbara, You are so creative. This looks amazing. xo Jackie

Creations by Patti said...

Absolutrely love this "guy" - wow.............at least one of us is posting!!!! You are such an inspiration! Best, P

Carol said...

What a great guy...I am sitting here ready to gobble him up...yum. I love his face...really creative.

Hugs,
Carol