Category: Process

09 Mar

Work In Progress: Spirals and Waves

Progress on this piece has been much slower than I would have liked¬†but I managed to put the finishing touches on it yesterday. The actual size is 19.5″ x 19.5″ hand cut from 98lb Canson Mi-Teintes paper. I think this is the largest 3D paper cut piece I have created to date. I drew an […]

06 Mar

Work In Progress: Stitching a Denim Skirt

When I started this clothing embellishment project in February I thought I would end up using a traditional sashiko pattern as my chosen design, but the highly structured approach didn’t suit what I had in mind for this skirt. I undid the work I’d started and took it in a completely different direction. I stitched […]

20 Feb

Work In Progress: Multiple Paper Cut Sketches

Before starting another 3D paper cut piece last week I decided to do a few small sketches to work out an idea I’ve had in my head for the last while. I wanted to make two half circles slightly offset at the centre, and cut these with 3D leaf shapes. I drew outlines on a […]

15 Feb

A Heart for the Day of Hearts

I drew this heart as a gift to give friends we were joining for dinner on Valentine’s Day. It’s inspired by line work I revisited last week as I worked on a commission that combines paper cut and drawing. I decided to shoot a hyperlapse of the work in progress and shared it on Instagram. […]

11 Jan

Revisiting My Paper Cutting Sketchbook

I want to take my paper cutting work in a new direction incorporating different shapes because the usual ones are starting to feel stale. I’ve been working with them for five years now, and it is time to expand my repertoire of shapes. I brought out the sketchbook I use for brainstorming paper cutting ideas […]

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