March 23rd, 2012

I’ve never been much of a sketcher of ideas, but lately this seems to work well when it comes to working on new paper cut designs in my sketchbook. But instead of a pencil I work with an exacto blade.

Sketchbook Page

The top image is of the sketchbook work, and the bottom image is of a “paper test” on a scrap piece of map.

Paper cut map

I really want to work with recycled/reclaimed paper and since I recently acquired a pile of large topographic maps, this is the paper I hope to work with going forward with the paper cuts. I really like the combination of materials and design, and the paper the map is printed upon is fairly decent to work with.

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4 Responses to “Paper Cut: Mapping Out New Work”

Robin Ochoa Says:

This is wonderful artwork! I love the use of the maps.

Rachael Says:

Thanks Robin. I haven’t done much work with maps previous to this, so I’m looking forward to how things will proceed.

cwcheeks Says:

These are beautiful, Rachael. I’m completely smitten with your second piece.

Rachael Says:

Thank you. I’m beginning work on more map paper cuts this weekend, and will be sharing more soon.