Thursday 3 October 2013

Paper cutting delights

Spent a very pleasant and rewarding day at Ardington School of Crafts, with a small group of novice paper cutters. I'm never sure what people expect when they sign up for this course but they always enjoy it, designing and making beautiful cuts and often surprising themselves with what they achieve.
Drawing up design 'in best'
Planning design
Careful cutting through two layers
Removing the smallest elements first
Stage one of cut complete, all the smallest pieces have been cut out
Happily cutting away
Finished piece for someone who lives on a black and red barge,
love the picture details and 'flow' of design, reflecting a canal
Self explanatory - with addition of snail and bee
The bits cut out and discarded are often as interesting as the cut itself 
Charming birthday greetings in pretty 'cloud'

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