I am a huge fan of Rob Ryan and dream of one day owning his 'Can We? Shall We?' papercut. I also love the work of Kyleigh's Papercuts and Mr Yen, Cutture and Storeyshop, but had as yet never tried my hand at papercutting. That was until this weekend!
'Can we? Shall we?' by Rob Ryan
I know it's sensible to start a new craft or skill with the guidance of a book or to do a course, but I was feeling brave on Saturday and decided to try out an idea that had been swimming around in my head for a few days. I decided that I wanted to try a papercut style idea on patterned paper. Usually papercuts are on plain paper or card. With thoughts of seaside images lodged firmly in my brain whilst designing new things for Zoe & Drew I thought I'd try a crab on spotty orange paper! And here he is -
I also had a try at some lettering and what else to cut out but 'BEACH'!
So now I have taken my paper obsession to a new level as I am busy sketching out ideas to papercut. Armed with my craft knife, which is pants by the way so recommendations are welcome for a replacement, I am looking forward to trying to turn my ideas into papercuts. Most importantly it is fantastic to just be trying something different. So what are you dying to try? Why not just give it a go!