Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Papercutting

Have you noticed the tabs just under my banner?  I am working to add new elements to this site, hopefully, to make it easier to find some of my more popular posts. I have several ideas for pages I'd like to place up there.....just need to make the time to get it done.

Now, of course, I could not create a post without any photos, so I thought it was time for new papercuts. One of my very first snowflake papercuts, was this one......the design features Dragonflies,  Bees and  Beetles.


I decided to revisit that theme and create these. (really just added an extra beetle and slightly changed some shapes...... This the cut, but still folded paper.

fully opened

Then I made the same cuts to another folded piece, but this time, cut a little more


 As you can see, it can make quite a difference to the very same design.



 


17 comments:

LynCC said...

Wow! What do you use to do your cutting?

Quilt Hollow said...

At Christmas I bought my future DIL a little cheaply kit and she had so much fun cutting out the shapes. Oh, I should mention is was a stocking stuffer. Yours are so tiny, tight, and cute...no surprises coming from you though. I'm in a sea of boxes...lol

Kim said...

On my how very beautiful.
I just love both of these and well all of your lovely paper cuttings,
such great cuts and design.

Fantastic!

Sherri D said...

Gorgeous and you didn't even need a bandaid for the paper cut. :D

arlee said...

oh my, these are wonderful!

Royce said...

These are quite mind blowing. Do you just start cutting? I might have to draw them first but want to try this. Hum wonder what the snow flake would look like with doodles all over it?

B J Elder said...

My DD would LOVE this design as she loves dragonflies. Your work is amazing. Have you thought of doing a book? I think it would be a huge winner!

Createology said...

The original and the current version are extraordinary. Your cutwork is always such a delight. Creative Heart are Happy Hearts...

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am with BJ, I think writing a book would be a great idea. What kind of scissors do you use to cut out that delicate and detailed patterns?

Renate said...

Yes! do tell what implement you use to cut those magnificent pieces. Have you evr tried this with fabric?

Quilt Rat said...

To see the post where I show how I make these and the tools I use..click on the Tutorials tab ( under my blog banner) then click on Cutting paper snowflakes.

be careful....once you start, you may not be able to stop ;-)

Mary Ann said...

Fabulous:)

Clare Wassermann said...

They are gorgeous. Just to let you know you can't see your tabs or sidebar on a mobile or a tablet unless you scroll to the bottom and click view web version. It's a new thing with blogger. I think the solution is to un click the mobile view in your settings otherwise people will miss all your links. X

ruthiequilts said...

These are lovely! It does make the pattern so much more intricate using the inner cuts too! Love...

Quilt Rat said...

When I look at blogs on a tablet, I always view the "full" website..the app versions are often strange and or missing content.
I guess if you are using a smartphone
(small screen) you likely don't want all this stuff to appear and fill the screen....I can understand that...Hopefully, those of you, new to my blog will visit the full site from their Mac or PC to see what lives on my sidebar :-)

How many of you are cutting paper?

Diane J. Evans said...

Un-be-lievable, Jill. I cannot find enough superlatives to describe what pours forth from your magnificently adventurous mind. Bless your creativity!

Self-Appointed President of Your Fan Club,

Diane

Joan said...

Loved the paper cuts..and very special to show the first cuts... thank-you !

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