Paper cutting

I usually do some paper cut snowflakes around Christmas, you can get quite a good snowflake effect if you cut paper up after folding it into six equal pieces like slices of a pie.

But I was bored this morning and had an old sheet of cartridge paper, not too thick, which was a bit dirty on one side. So I got my scissors out, folded it into 8 pieces and started cutting curves.

Then I thought about presenting it. I placed it on to my rag rug to get an interesting background. I also placed it on a brown slatted chair, the draining board, and held it up so it reflected off the glass in our back door.

Duplicating the images was done in Layout, an app that allows you to twist and shape your pictures. The folds in the paper add to the effect with shading and shadows adding to the 3 d effect.  Finally I put the pictures on instagram using a few of the filters on that site. I like the resulting patterns which are very symmetrical .

4 thoughts on “Paper cutting

  1. I love it thanks for posting and sharing your words! It’s empowering to read the obstacles you’ve faced and came out stronger. I look for motivation to inspire me to finish a major painting and couldn’t get moving. I like to check out blogs to push me sometimes. Thanks for being an example of the action and movement I was looking for to complete my work!


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