I discussed before that I am working on some homemade Valentine’s Day cards for my boyfriend. I am making a few of them just for you readers to see! I have been working with a few techniques, one of which is papercutting. When I say I am attempting papercutting, it definitely means I am working in the most remedial of ways. I find papercutting to be as awe-inspiring as a painting. The detail and craft one must possess for it is incredible. Some people use multiple pieces for this and other artist use only one. Papercrafting doesn’t have to be intimidating either. It could basically mean pasting pieces on to pieces. See, no big deal! There are a few artists that I follow because it gives me ideas and well, I just want everything.
I first discovered papercutting through PapercutsbyJoe. The pictures below say it all. He is the master and each of his pieces is hand-cut from a single piece of black paper. They are one-of-a-kinds and are truly magical. My favorites are his bicycle pieces. How beautiful would one be framed in my office your house!
Leah Copplestone is the brains behind LBCpaper. She attends Boston Architectural College and you could tell that her love of structure definitely influences her shapes. I enjoy her use of colors and especially her paper ornaments. She uses multiple pieces of paper to create her pieces. Leah makes everything from magnets, cards, gift tags, and my favorite journals! A handmade papercut journal is the only kind I yet to have. Yes, I am a journal hoarder.
Tina Tarnoffs papercuts I find to be very whimsical and appreciate the depth of them. She also includes prints of her handmade papercut images in her jewelry. You can love papercuts and wear it too! (dorky of me I know) She designs necklaces, chokers, and brooches. They truly are unique.