DIY: Lake Topography Maps

Being from Michigan, Lakes play a big part in all summertime fun. A couple of years ago I was inspired to capture my favorite lakes to enjoy year round. Its pretty easy, but has a MAJOR wow factor which makes these great for a gift. The concept of layered paper could be applied to things other than lakes, think flowers, fruit, mountains, anything with a gradient. You can find topographies here: http://www.mytopo.com/products/lake-maps.cfm and here is a step by step!

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1. Trace the outermost line of the lake onto the white paper. If you have a light table, great! otherwise, a window on a sunny day works too.

2. Cut the outline out. It will leave you with a square piece of paper with a lake shaped hole in it.

3.  Tape the lightest color to the back of the white paper, trace the next line of depth, and cut that out. Rinse and repeat!

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FINALLL

 

pardon my awful manicure.. I should probably work on that. 

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