Paper cutting and portraits

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.

paper cut elephand

Here’s a close-up for you. It’s not yet stuck down on the backing paper, which is why it’s lifting slightly.

indian paper cut

Despite it taking so long, it was very therapeutic to cut.

paper cut elephant

I used a Swann Morton blade for the first time and they seem to last a little longer than the ones I normally use.

paper cut elephant

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.

52 faces

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!

dawn french portrait

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.

pencil drawing dawn french

pencil drawing dawn french

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!

giant potato

 

I’m sharing this post on the following blogs: The Queen of Creativity and Handmade Harbour!

8 thoughts on “Paper cutting and portraits

  1. The elephant is soooo gorgeous! I can imagine it being a bit like a meditation cutting it all out. Love Dawn French too, you have such a gift!

    p.s. got my copy of your lovely map from le boat today, love it! :)

    1. It was exactly like meditating! Lots of time to think while cutting :) Glad you received your map! It’s so exciting them being sent out all over the place :)

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