January 24th, 2012

I started working on my Sketchbook Project at the end of last week and things have been going very well. I decided I wanted to experiment and keep things loose with this and so far it’s working wonderfully well.

I’ve chosen to do a mix of paper cuts and collage on alternating pages, exploring the theme of Thread and Surface (one of the ten you have to choose for the Project). The paper cut pages will overlay the collage pages and create an additional layer. I’ve been concentrating on the paper cut designs first and have been creating them free hand with an xacto knife. These are three of the seven I’ve completed so far.

Sketchbook project work-in-progress

Sketchbook Project

Sketchbook Project

I’ve been choosing a different shape to focus on for each one and just letting the design flow from there. It’s an addictive process to work with – creating designs from cutting paper – and all sorts of additional ideas have grown out of it.

I’ll share more as the project progresses. I can’t wait to get started on the collage pieces next.

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6 Responses to “Work-In-Progress: The Sketchbook Project”

Martine Says:

Lovely! sad I won’t be able to watch The Sketchbook Project this year..

Rachael Says:

Thanks Martine. I’m sure there will be enough of them shared on the internet for you to enjoy, even if you don’t get to see the work in person.

Anne Says:

Beautiful flow in these designs. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your pages.

Rachael Says:

Thanks Anne. I just have one more to do, and I haven’t yet figured out a shape I will base the design around. I’m sure you’ll see it next on Instagram. :)

Jennifer Marshak Says:

Very cool! No, that’s an understatement. They really are outstanding!

Rachael Says:

Thanks Jennifer.