Papercut 001

Paper cut 001

Seeing as I’ve decided to adapt/cut all of the designs in the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book (as mentioned in this post), I decided I might as well do at least a hundred of them. So let’s say that today is the first one:

papercutting 20180610

…which is a shame, really, because

  1. it was very small, so all of the errors show up,
  2. I was in a hurry
  3. I had a fairly blunt scalpel, so
  4. it doesn’t look very good!


Never mind – the whole point of this papercutting quest is that I learn and get better as I go along. I might try this one again one day, to see how the ‘before and after’ versions compare…

Another Art Nouveau Style Papercut

Another Art Nouveau style papercut, from my ongoing papercutting project…

Another Art Nouveau Style Papercutting

Continuing my recent papercutting project, this is my latest hand-cut piece, based on one of the designs from the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” nouveau style papercutting

Latest Papercutting Designs

I’m still cutting my way through all of the designs from one particular book. This is how far I’ve got so far…

Latest Papercutting Designs

Following on from this post and this post, I’m still working my way through the designs in the Dover Books publication “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments

This is my latest batch:

Latest papercutting designs

…with some close-ups:

Latest papercutting designs - grapes

Latest papercutting designs

Latest papercutting designs - corner flower

…and my favourite today:

Latest papercutting designs - art nouveau flower


Art Nouveau Papercuts

Hand-cut Art Nouveau style papercuttings

Art Nouveau Papercuts

Having started hand-cutting paper designs again the other day (mentioned in this post), I’ve been making a few more since then. A few of them have been Art Nouveau-ish:

art nouveau papercuttings

This one looks a bit more Art Deco, I suppose…

art nouveau papercuttings - edge design

But the rest are more Art Nouveau-y:

art nouveau papercutting flowers

art nouveau papercutting - lady

…and one of my favourites so far:art nouveau papercutting - profile


Pinterest is a great tool for finding inspiration for craft or art projects, so I’ve created a board called “Laser Inspiration”, where I’m collecting lots of laser-y images.

Pinspiration = Pinterest Inpiration

I am really into Pinterest at the moment. It’s a great way to discover what laser-y designs and techniques are trending at the moment, and you can also save images to your own ‘boards’ to use as research for later.

I’ve set up a special board in Pinterest for “Laser Inspiration“, and I’m trying to gather as many laser-related arts and crafts as possible, to make it a great big resource for when I’m looking for inspiration:

Pinspiration - pinterest inspiration - laser cutting

Feel free to have a look yourself! There is another link to the board here.

More Papercutting by Hand…

My papercutting quest continues! I’m trying to cut out all 922 designs from a book of ‘decorative ornaments’ from Dover Books

Following on from yesterday’s post when I rediscovered the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments“, I have been relaxing this evening by doing a bit more papercutting by hand. It makes a refreshing change from doing it by laser.

Here are my latest cuts:

papercutting from 922 decorative vector ornaments book

papercutting from 922 decorative vector ornaments book

papercutting from 922 decorative vector ornaments book

…see if you can match any in my sketchbook compared to the actual original designs in the book:

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Papercutting: 922 Decorative Vector Ornaments!

I’m on an artistic mission – to cut out all 922 designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments”.

922 decorative vector ornaments - dover books

I’ve just found a book in my SuperShed called “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments“. I bought it a few years ago with the intention of adapting the designs so that they could be turned into papercuts, and my theory was that if I made all 922 then by the end of it I’d be really good adapting designs, and really good at papercutting.

Un/fortunately then I got really busy and so haven’t done much papercutting by hand for ages.┬áBut now that I’ve found the book again I’m going to see if I can get any further with my quest.

Here are a couple of designs I cut while I was half-watching “Britain’s Got Talent” this evening:



I’d forgotten how therapeutic it feels to really get into papercutting by hand. I look forward to continuing my quest to finish cutting all 922 designs…