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.


  1. What a great idea! Very clever!!

  2. Great to see how this is made, thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello! I'll make sure to amend the post so it links here as well as your shop. Inspiring work. Marie x