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Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 6: Berries and Leaves

papercut 511 berries and leaves horizontal - LaserSister - KayVincent

Berries and Leaves Papercut #511

I’ve called today’s project “Berries and Leaves” papercut, for obvious reasons. It’s Day 6 of my Lockdown Project (which is a continuation of the ongoing papercutting project that I’ve been doing, for the last couple of years), but day 27(ish) of the actual UK lockdown.

The “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book doesn’t have titles for any of the designs (which is why I’ve come up with my own names for them) but in the book it’s number #511:

papercut 511 berries and leaves - LaserSister - KayVincent

Closer up:

This was a really challenging piece to cut. The tiny berries were particularly difficult, because they were too small to cut with scissors, but cutting curves with a scalpel was tricky:

papercut 511 berries and leaves - LaserSister - KayVincent

This design ticks a lot of boxes for me – I like the Art Nouveau style and the mostly-symmetrical pattern, and the overall difficulty/challenge level of the cutting itself. I can definitely see myself using it in a ‘real’ project one day – even if it’s just part of a birthday card.

I was watching The Tick on Amazon Prime while I cut this one out. Why did they only make two seasons? Whyyyyyy? It was funny and clever, and watching it made a good antidote to the Coronavirus weirdness out in the ‘real’ world. Oh well, when everyone else runs out of stuff to watch on Netflix and Amazon maybe they’ll give the Tick a try and realise how good it was.

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