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Night Before Christmas: Pop-Up by Himmapaan Night Before Christmas: Pop-Up by Himmapaan
This one is part of The Night Before Christmas. It's the original pop-up I made for the end of the book. I hadn't been able to post it before as I've only just got it back.

Here is another photograph, from a slightly less steep angle. It's probably the marginally better picture in terms of quality, but this one shows the layers better.

Made from white Canson Mi-Teintes paper. All the pieces were hand-cut with a scalpel. The base measures 472 x 236mm when open. The pop-up is roughly 155mm tall at its highest point (the church steeple).

It's endured a tiny amount of wear and dirt, having been in the hands of the paper engineers and cutters who reproduced it for the book two years ago. But my photograph is rather poor (sorry), so they are disguised.

You can see a picture of the book's version of the pop-up on Amazon, as well as other pictures kindly shared by a customer. There are also some very kind reviews there (which make my eyes red). I didn't post many pages from this book in my gallery, as the book is better seen in person. The pages contain cuts in them which reveal glimpses into the preceding and following pages.


Merry Christmas!
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sexydawn119 Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sooo neat :D
BohemianFlower Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh.. I SO love this it's sooo pretty
MinyMints Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!!! i have this book! :D :D :D ITS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! i love it! Every Christmas my family takes it out and displays this page in our living room! Thankyou for making it! XD
Himmapaan Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very glad you like it, thank you!
aaah, UNIQUE ^w^
LMonster2 Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing piece of paper art. I was just starting to read up more on working on pop up art and I love this one!
katr14 Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This image has been featured at :iconrainbow-4all-club: Weekly Newspaper :squee:
LeafyHeart Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! awesome!!!!
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