For the papel picado (Mexican paper cutting) inspired project we looked at the how to create shapes by creating a composition with negative space. Much like the mola inspired project we did the previous year, the concepts of working with layers and shapes still applied. I let the students develop their own designs-they were asked to make a couple of drafts so that they understood what pieces had to be removed to keep the overall design intact. This posed many problems where some students had to redo the top layer of the project. Below are the results.