Friday, March 13, 2009

First Paper Cuts

Inspired by Angry Chicken, awhile back I decided to try my hand at paper cutting. I made the bunny one first with the help of a pattern from a paper cutting book. Then I made the second one by just altering the pattern a bit, as you can see. I was planning on using the little chickadees on the cover of Zoë's baby book, but then I had the idea to make a similar one but with a chick on only one side of the heart and a hatched egg on the other, but I still haven't gotten around to making that one (well, there was an attempt, but I won't get into that). Then came an owl for a friend
I ended up framing it with a rectangular frame that I just wasn't quite happy with, and in retrospect I wish I had used an oval frame. I don't know why I didn't think of that at the time, darn.

1 comment:

  1. Blue Mama,
    Yes, mostly an x-acto, and I also used tiny scissors. I quickly learned a new blade (x-acto) can make a big difference, and thin paper may help too (I am still searching for the perfect paper--I really like origami paper but I can't find any that's acid-free/archival, and I know from experience some origami paper colors fade in the sun).