Using the 'Silhouette Studio' software, the 5 openings to cut in the wall were located.
The '.studio3 file' was sent to the printer.
The printout of the stone wall, the 5 openings and 3 registration marks to guide the optical system, was then glued to the mat.
The mat was introduced into the cutter and the 5 openings were cut.
I now have a layer with the printed stone wall and the 5 openings cut.
The same '.studio3 file' was used to erase the stones and draw the door and 3 windows at the locations where openings were cut.
The arched portal opening was located and the file was printed.
It was sent to the cutter to cut the arched portal.
A third layer was made for the stone details, and those were cut by the same process.
I added a clear styrene layer for the glass window panes.
The edges of the openings look a bit fuzzy, as if cut by a blunt knife, as do the windows and door frames.
This look is a bit in contrary to what I've read abut the Silhouette's performance so far.
Did you use the heaviest paper possible?
Paper modeling is a big thing in the UK.
I often read British model magazines for 'out of the box thinking' as they do things you never see in US magazines.
I've seen some amazing work with paper siding for stone and brick done in those cases.
I am waiting to see what you accomplish here.
It looks good so far!
Commanding Officer, 796th Railway Operating Battalion (in On30 gauge), operating on the Stoney Creek branch of the ET&WNC RR