Saturday, 31 January 2015

Place settings

You know you're a special guest in my house when the Rob Ryan plates come out. I even hand cut the first initial of my guests names to dress their napkins.  


Thursday, 29 January 2015

Mother and Daughter silhouette papercut

I made a paper-cut portrait for a friend and her daughter. I thought it was such a sweet photo I had to try it out in silhouette. I left it unframed so that it was easy to post to America. 

Mother and Daughter silhouette papercut

I made a paper-cut portrait for a friend and her daughter. I thought it was such a sweet photo I had to try it out in silhouette.  

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Paper cut for Persephone on her first birthday

During Quiet January (as it is known in my world) I took on a special commission to create an artwork for a friend's baby based on her name, Persephone – the Greek Goddess of Spring and harvest.

I took inspiration from the Pomegranate mentioned in her story, and surrounded it with a celebration of meadow flowers. 

I also felt inspired to try it in two layers. The top (white) layer being outlines and defining shapes, with infills of gold beneath, mounted on mint / turquoise. 

Here are my printed templates…



I started by cutting out the top layer…



…and removed the template…



…to reveal the white top layer…


…then cut out the gold…



…and finally mounted it on the turquoise…





I wrapped it in purple tissue and bubble wrap and finished it off with a little 3-layer swing tag…




I also made a timelapse film of myself cutting out the piece…


Saturday, 3 January 2015