Feb 24, 2011 0
Oct 29, 2010 1
Following on from the 26 Letters, we were asked to use a book to create a sculpture. Sites we were given as reference* gave us some ideas of what sort of thing we could create, we could do pretty much anything providing we used nothing but a book and cutting materials.
Once I’d bought my books and had a look around at some examples I decided to create an illustration out of the inners of the book. Quick notes then I’ll post the pics!
* The book was “Hornet’s Nest” by Patricia Cornwell. I based my illustration around the title.
* I used a rough illustration and split it into 12 layers
* Each layer was made into a stencil
* Each layer had 16 pages per layer, cutting at 4 pages a time (there were 194 pages in total, the final layer had the “leftover” pages)
* I didn’t cut myself once!
Aug 23, 2010 0
Aug 22, 2010 3
Here’s my second papercut, I got started on this then I broke my knife handle and couldn’t get the blade back on. Luckily my neighbour came to the rescue with some pliers, so I can temporarily use it again, and managed to finish this! Really pleased with how it’s turned out, this time I’d gone for heavier paper (210gsm, maybe a wee bit too thick, I’ll go down next time!) I think I’m going to list this in my shop soon.*
* Item already sold.
Aug 8, 2010 0
My first paper cut! I’d taken a liking to the work of Rob Ryan and spent some time looking at the works of others before deciding to have a go myself. With my mums birthday tomorrow, I thought it’d be nice to do a little something from my daughter to give her as a gift. This was much harder than I expected – maybe because the paper I bought isn’t as sturdy as I expected it to be (must check in shop next time) but I’m really pleased with the end result.
I’ll definitely be working on more of these – hopefully I can put a few together to sell in the store.