As part of the screenshots that published to promote the new features of release 0.45, there was a nifty little tutorial that demonstrated a cool effect that could make 3d like tubes and ropes using the new gaussian blur feature.

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Anyhoo, when valessiobrito uploaded a simple paperclip to the open clip art library i took my chance to utilise the technique outlined in the inkscape tutorial to remix the paperclip to give it bit more of a “3d” feel.

valessiobrito’s original upload

my remix