Thursday, 28 April 2011

Making Magazine Issue 8

The new issue of Making magazine went on sale today.  I'm very chuffed to have one of my papercut cross-section houses included in a great article by Clare Kelly.

Exciting News!

Very exciting news!  Jennifer at The Make Lounge in Islington has asked me to teach some papercutting classes. Class dates will be announced in early May.
The classes will last about 3 hours or so and the aim is for people to leave with at least one small finished papercut - either of their own design or from one of my templates, if they're stuck for inspiration!

paper cutting

Please check out The Make Lounge website for details on all their courses.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


I've had some of my papercuts made into postcards.  They're available in my Etsy and Folksy shops as a set of three.
I've chosen three of my favourites: House Cross-Section, Life is Good and Folk Art Houses. 

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Folk Art Schoolhouse

Here's the finished artwork for the revised Schoolhouse papercut.
The main difference from the original papercut is that I've made the trees leafy.  
They looked a little on the sinister side in the first version.

Prints available in my Folksy and Etsy shops.
The original artwork is also available to purchase.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Schoolhouse (wip)

I've actually cut this one before but never managed to get a print of it because my computer died! So this is version 2 and there'll be some slight changes to the original version.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Folk Art Travellers' Inn Papercut

Here's the finished piece.  In total it took me 4 days to complete, including the drawing.  That's twice as long as the Windmill papercut - even thought it's half the size!
Click image for larger view.

Travellers Inn papercut (nearly done!)

I've completed the interior part of the picture and am pretty pleased with it.  Now I just have to cut the outside space and it's done!  Please click on the image for an enlarged view.

My favourite part so far is the lady carrying the tray.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Travellers Inn papercut

I've started cutting another cross-section papercut.
Here's the first room.

...and here's the upstairs room.  
The chap is settling in for the evening.

TOP TIP:  When cutting these pieces I always start by cutting the smallest spaces first such as the links in the chains, the gaps in the vase handles etc.
The reason is, the paper is much more stable whilst the outer paper is still in place.

If I cut round the outside of the chandelier first and then tried to cut the tiny links in the chain, the chances are I would slice right through the whole thing!