After hours of sitting hunched up, toiling over the cutting mat, I have finally finished this Indian-style paper cut and I couldn’t be happier with the way it’s turned out.

It’s cut out of ‘normal’ thickness paper with a size 11 scalpel blade.

I think I’m going to stick with the yellow background, but as it’s for my sister, I’d better give her the final say! I love the way the contrast is so vibrant when it’s held up to the light like in the photo below.

Although I’m glad it’s finished, I really enjoyed cutting out all those tiny patterns!

Here’s how it started life, hand drawn on a piece of plain A4 paper.

It casts beautiful shadows in the sunshine.

One last photo!

This weekend I’ve also been working on the dog portrait commission I began a few weeks ago. His nose was the focus today! The fur still needs toning down so it’s not so pale.

Finally, I’ve almost finished this doodle, but you’re only getting a sneak peek for now!

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by! I’ll leave you with this photo taken at Westward Ho! while Sam was land boarding this evening.

PS. Please pop by my Facebook page if you’d like to see more of my work 🙂

I’m sharing today’s post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Nifty Thrifty Things, Be Different Act Normal, Sunny Simple Life and Manon Popje’s Illustrations.


Wow love the Indian Paper Cutting so intricate and beautiful, your dog’s nose is stunning I love how you’ve caught all the little ridges, you are so talented, popped over from Handmade Monday and will be following you blog from now on x

Well I don’t know where to start. The paper cut is amazing, and the dog painting looks almost like velvet. Is it really painted? But best of all is the “doodle”.

*EXQUISITE*!! — I hope you’ve photocopied a few templates of IT? As IT would be fabulous to transfer to some lino or a wood block to use for printing! — BTW, with those Knife Skills, you have a promising as a Surgeon!

As it happens I’ve just got a brand new scanner so can now make a good copy! I’ve never done printing before so wouldn’t know where to start, but I’ll definitely save a copy just in case I ever do.

Yes, the blades are actually for surgical use, which is a little worrying, hopefully I won’t accidentally put them to the test!

Eeeeeek !!! The paper cut is truly AWESOME !!!!! I can’t wait to hear what she thought of it 😀
The new Doodle looks fabulous – LUV those cute little critters on there. I may have to commission me one of those soon ? 😀

IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

I am sorry I am so late for Paper Saturdays but I am glad to say that I don’t miss much of your art on FB via my iphone just wished the Internet was better at the house.

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