I am often asked about my paper cuts, many of you would like to know how I go about doing them.
I begin with a piece of paper that measures 12" x 12" which is then folded......there are several sites that show how to create paper snowflakes, you can see the folding steps here
|Fold (you will notice in the following photos that the excess at the top gets cut away)|
|The tools I use|
|Staples hold the layers tightly together, punched holes allow for easier maneuvering of the scissors.|
|Now, I am ready to make those cuts, small sharp scissors are an absolute must!|
|More cuts are made...... notice that I am cutting so that I always have something solid to hold on to.|
|I am showing you lots of photos so you can see that I "plan" each cut|
|Cutting is complete|
|Carefully unfold. It is delicate and must be handled gently|
Here is a video of the whole process
Below is a sampling of some other themed papercuts I have created using this same method.
Even though I had been designing this way, it had not occurred to me to cut snowflakes until I had taken a workshop conducted by Kathy K Wylie.....she takes "snowflakes"to a whole other level.
If you seriously wish to create your own unique snowflakes and want to learn how to translate them into fabric, I suggest you get yourself a copy of Kathy K Wylie's book, Sewflakes