This is a scheduled post today as I have been whisked away somewhere for my birthday! I have no idea where I’m going, but will hopefully be there when you’re reading this – very exciting!
Anyway, on to this week’s projects.
Paper cut elephant
After hours and hours of painstaking cutting, this paper cut elephant is now complete. It’s full of mandala’s and Indian-style patterns, including some little butterflies.
Here’s a close-up for you. It’s not yet stuck down on the backing paper, which is why it’s lifting slightly.
Despite it taking so long, it was very therapeutic to cut.
I used a Swann Morton blade for the first time and they seem to last a little longer than the ones I normally use.
I was commissioned to design this paper cut for someone who loves elephants! It is made to fit in at 8″ x 10″ frame. If anybody would be interested in commissioning something similar, please do let me know.
For my 52 faces project this week I decided to draw a miniature coloured portrait of Dawn French. She’s so funny and lovely, so I thought she would make a good addition to the collection!
The electric eraser was an early birthday present from my Mum and Dad. I’m not too sure about it yet, as for something as tiny as these portraits it needs to be very accurate, and when it’s turned on, it wiggles around all over the place! I think I’ll need a little more practice to get the hang of it.
That’s all for today, hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend and Valentine’s Day! I’ll leave you with a photo of me and a giant potato we bought at Morrisons!