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Craftsy & Carol Ann Waugh Team Up for Portraits with Pizazz!

Craftsy instructor Carol Ann Waugh joined Craftsy employees for an afternoon of making wild and wonderful paper self-portraits—and we’ve got a free pattern for you to do the same!

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Justin Lang with PortraitJustin Lang, our Sr. Technical Manager of Production & Media Library, shows off his masterpiece

Snazzy Portraits

Inspired by the whimsical Craftsy class Snazzy Stitched Portraits, Craftsy employees joined instructor and fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh to make some fanciful faces of their own! While the class guides beginner quilters through making one-of-a-kind portraits from fabric, beads, trims and more, we tried out paper materials for a fun, fast way to create imaginative portrayals.

Linda Perman and Carol Ann Waugh with Paper PortraitLinda Permann, one of Craftsy's talented Instructional Producers, poses with her snazzy paper portrait and quilting instructor Carol Ann Waugh

Snip, glue, create!

Working with paper, scissors, glue, markers, fabric and notions galore, we created our personality-filled self-portraits and had a blast doing it! Even Craftsy CEO John Levisay got in on the action.

John and Rachel Making Portraits

Craftsy CEO John Levisay and Business Development Manager Rachel Kiriakos working hard on their portraits

Give it a go - create your own paper portrait

Throwing your own self-portrait party is a great way to bring friends and family together for a fun, fail-proof craft that everyone can enjoy. Download our free PDF portrait pattern here (based on the portrait templates from Carol Anne Waugh's excellent stitched portraits quilting class) and go to town decorating!

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Need more inspiration?

Just take a look at these fabulous creations by our team members. Turns out that even our tech-minded engineers are crafty!

Joey Mazzotta with Portrait UX Engineer Joey Mazzotta 

Jessica and Rebeckah with Portraits Jessia Hutton and Rebekah Weidner of our Customer Service team

What’s your favorite self-portrait medium?

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