06 Feb

Obsessed with Cutting Paper

The paper cutting obsession, which started with the Sketchbook Project, continues on. Tiny pieces of cut paper and worn out blades are starting to pile up around here, but I’m learning much in the process. These are three of the most recent ones I’ve made using a pack of coloured paper picked up at Yoko Yaya.

Paper Cutting

I like the process of making these designs because it’s loose, flowing and spontaneous. I grab a piece of paper, decide upon a single shape as a starting point for the design, and then start cutting. I try not to over think things and just let the design flow across the page. It’s a wonderfully meditative process.

Paper Cutting

Paper Cutting

All three of the paper cuts featured here are 5″x7″, and took between one to two hours to create. I want to go larger with these and also play around with layering a few of them together within a frame.

2 comments

  1. These are beautiful! I love how each design consists of a single shape repeated. It’s so simple, yet the way you ‘let the design’ flow really develops the single shape into a flowing organic whole.

    I’m feeling very inspired to give some papercutting a go myself!

  2. Oh yes, do give paper cutting a try. It’s the flowing process of these that keeps me coming back, even though the basic shapes I use are simple.

    Thank you for your comment.

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