This weekend was beautiful and sunny, so we did everything we could outdoors. This included my latest try at papercutting.
With my cutting board on the outside table , I experimented with some new ideas and papers. While Sam ate a snack beside me, I tried a song bird cut from some lovely old sheet music. A frustrating experience with the crumbliness of the paper and the bluntness of my blade!
I like the composition though and the texture that the notes gave to the image so I continued, inspired by my laundry drying in the sun and a washing line emerged from the same paper.
A change of knife blade and some watercolour paper suggested a far bolder design, an idea that has been buzzing around my brain for some time....capturing moon dust in a jar.
I am quite pleased with the boldness of this design but it is not exactly how I pictured it, I think I will play around and develop it a bit further. It is good to finally have something cut from paper to work with though.
Finally, a wonderful email from the talented Lesley at Chapter III, who generously answered my questions on materials and gave me loads of inspiring links, lead me to a finer blade and some origami paper I had stored away. The result was a simple but finer design which I really loved.
I may frame this as it is or perhaps use it as a back drop for another design. All in all a perfect way to spend a few hours at the weekend - what do you think?