When the studio is completed I hope to spend lots of time making papercuts. Jan calls her studio Snippyville – I love it! Previously I have used patterns, but I have wanted to branch out more into my own designs and so far this is the process I’ve come up with. I’ve been wanting them to be more of line cuttings rather than straight forward papercuts. So the first step is to sketch my design as above. Then I begin the process of cutting around the outline, starting in the middle of the design and saving the outline cuts for last. This way my pattern stays attached to the paper.
Then only after I’ve cut the inner portions do I begin the process of cutting the outer lines. This is the leftover from the cutting.
And here is the finished papercut!