Category: Paper

14 Dec

Work In Progress: Pattern Mixing 2.0

For the past few weeks I’ve been slowly working on the first in a series of new paper cut pieces. The work has been slow because for the first time ever I am drawing the design first before cutting. I usually generate the designs by cutting directly, with minimal pre-planning. It feels like a big […]

07 Dec

Paper Ornaments and Circle Punches

I recently made new decorations for the Steamclock Software office Christmas tree. I felt we needed some in a more seasonal appropriate colour, and I was interested in trying to make a few things with a new smaller circle punch. I started with a huge pile of circles from red and white paper to make […]

05 Dec

Mystery Mugs Fundraiser, Craft Council of BC

I created this cut paper piece as a donation for the Craft Council of BC’s Mystery Mugs fundraiser happening tomorrow evening. The event is to help raise money to replace the broken furnace at their Granville Island shop. I briefly considered creating a paper sculpture mug, but then I came up with this idea. The […]

19 Nov

Progress On The Pattern Project – Part 2

I’ve been steadily working away on pieces for the pattern design project, and finished these two a few weeks ago. Each design seems to present new learning experiences with interesting surprises along the way. Before I started, I assumed each of these would be relatively simple to cut, and maybe a little boring. But studying […]

29 Oct

Progress on the Pattern Project

It’s a good thing I keep an on-going record of what I am working on with Instagram and my blog because it helps me realize how productive I have been lately. I’d been feeling unproductive, but looking back at my previous entry earlier in October about the pattern project I’d revived, I realized I’d done […]

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