Tag Archives: Graphics

A True Art?

I’ve been doing some reading about papercutting but there aren’t that many books about it to be honest. I think it’s either an ignored artform, called something else by the professional ladies and gentlemen or maybe papercutting is kind of self-explanatory and doesn’t require further research.  Or maybe, shudders, it’s not considered an artform at […]

My Beginner Kit

Well it’s December and I’ve decided to buy a gift for myself, from me to me, for good….well alright….I’ve not killed anyone – behaviour.  It is a Papercutting/Crafting Kit for Beginners.  In the kit there was a knife (maplin), a self-healing cutting board (that heals itself – not my fingers) and few templates to get […]

The History

Papercutting is the art of cutting paper in pretty things. And that used to be my total sum of knowledge on the subject. Then I discovered that my favourite author Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) (Danish Dude) was also known for papercut artwork. And that got my attention.   I was also mentally shopping for a new […]

I drew a bird!!

And called him frank.  Then I kinda thought he looked lonely so I drew him a lady…bird. And then to make sure their genders were obvious I gave the man-bird a top hat (so that he’s a proper chap) and since he got a hat, I gave the girl bird a little parasol.  But most […]

Shapes

So today I have dedicated my afternoon to cutting little random shapes of joy. I have to admit that stars look the coolest but they are also the easiest things to cut and circles are really hard to get perfectly round so I’m just going to keep practicing until its right.  Its a shame you […]