Japanese Bird Papercut K716

Still pecking away at my papercutting adventure, trying to cut all designs from one book. Papercut k716: Japanese Bird Papercut

This Japanese bird papercut is from an ongoing papercutting project that I’ve been doing. Basically I’m trying to hand-cut my way through all of the designs in Dover Books’ “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book. (The designs are all available as vector files, so I could theoretically just cut them all out with my laser cutter…but where is the challenge in that?)

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Japanese Bird Papercut K716

This week’s design is number 716 in the book.

I really like this design, and for once I’m happy with the way I cut it, too. (Well, except for the fact that the edges of the white paper have been cut on a bit of a wonk, but I can fix that later.)

Japanese bird papercut with pen for scale - cut by hand by LaserSister

Closer up:

Japanese bird papercut closeup - cut by hand by LaserSister

Yep, even close up I’m happy with it! I was using a new blade and for some reason I was feeling particularly patient.

This design looks Japanese – is it a crane bird? I really like the little hearts and peacock-y teardrop shapes that form the feathers.

I’m not sure about the circumstances under which I might wish to use a crane bird design, but it was really satisfying to cut, even if I never incorporate this design into any other projects.

I cut it while (half-)watching Cake Walk on Amazon Prime. I do like cake shows but I haven’t made my mind up about this one, yet.

Here is another link to the book itself, just in case you wanted to buy it and do your own papercutting:

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Fridge Magnet Shortage in UK Tourist Attractions!

I collect fridge magnets, but the places I’ve visited most recently don’t sell any! I might have to offer my services…

Rob and I are on holiday in the UK at the moment, and I’m recharging my ‘creative batteries’ by going to lots of museums and lovely English towns and castles.

The other day we went to the town of Nantwich, and none of the shops or museums that we visited seemed to sell fridge magnets. There is surely a gap in the market for them, because I actually know quite a few people who collect fridge magnets.

Here are a couple of examples below of buildings that I think would look nice as fridge magnets:

black and white shop in nantwich

black and white house in Nantwich - KayVincent

Heck, you could even make your own mix-and-match village of cute little black and white buildings on your fridge or freezer if only you had a few of these buildings cut out as fridge magnets.

I am now on a mission to create some magnets for myself, to see if they come out as well as I imagine they will…

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 077

Day 77 of my papercutting adventure (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 077

Day 77 of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

Ha – I should have cut this one out last week for my birthday!

birthday cake papercut 077 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

birthday cake papercut 077 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 076

Day 76 of my papercutting adventure (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 076

Day 76 of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

 

papercut 076 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

papercut 076 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 075

Day 75 of my papercutting adventure (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 075

Day 75 – I’m three quarters of the way through my papercutting adventure! (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

 

papercut 075 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Not many mistakes on this one, and I like the swirly Art Nouveau-type design:papercut 075 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 074

Day 74 of my papercutting adventure (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 074

Day 74 of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

papercut 074 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

papercut 074 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 072

Day 72 of my papercutting quest (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 072

Day 72 of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

papercut 072 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Close-up views don’t really do papercuts any favours, because you can see all of the tiny fibres in the paper that stick out, let alone the cuts that have been made as part of the process. papercut 072 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 071

Day 71 of my papercutting quest (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 071

Day 71 of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

papercut 071 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

papercut 071 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 070

Day 70 of my papercutting quest (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 070

Day 70 (!) of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

papercut 070 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

I like this one as well. Two in a row!papercut 070 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

922 Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 069

Day 69 of my papercutting quest (using designs from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” as inspiration…)

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Paper cut 069

Day 69 of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

papercut 069 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Closer-up version of left side…papercut 069 left - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

…and middle section…papercut 069 middle - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

…and right side:papercut 069 right - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

As with all of the art nouveau-style papercuts, I like this one.