Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Alphabet Birds Papercut (Completed)

Here's the finished piece.  I decided that from a design point of view it was better to cut away the border and also the ground with the birds as well.  I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out - especially for a fairly quick papercut - about 8 hours of cutting in total. I've been playing around with it in photoshop - it looks nice in blue too.
Click on the image for a larger view.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Alphabet Birds Papercut

We've been getting loads of huge magpies in a garden lately and they've been scaring off the little chaps.  So I bought a bird feeder to encourage the tiddly ones back in and I've hung it from our apple tree.  It's been a very popular addition and so far this week we've spotted blue tits, great tits, wrens, robins, sparrows, blackbirds, jays and even a woodpecker and a fantastic emerald green parakeet! (I know!!!).  Anyway, I was feeling inspired by all the wildlife in my garden, so this newest piece is for the little guys in my apple tree. 

So this is the drawing for the new papercut.  You'll notice that all the letters are in reverse and drawn back to front.  This is because the drawing is on the wrong side of the paper.  
The size is A4. 

... and here is the top section cut, as seen from the correct side.  I'm not sure whether I'll keep the frame or not, so for now it stays.  It also keeps the whole thing a bit more stable during the cutting stage.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Friendship Papercut

This is my newest papercut and actually the first thing I've done in ages.  The school holidays mean that everything goes on hold for about a month!  Anyway, all my children are finally back at school which means that a good period of productivity should begin! This one is available as an A4 print in my Etsy and Folksy shops.

If you're in the mood for a little game, try and spot ....
7 birds
3 butterflies
1 ladybird
1 caterpillar
1 beetle
1 coily wiggly worm
1 dragonfly
1 grasshopper
1 bee
1 rhinobug
and 1 spider!