This is from an ongoing papercutting project that I’ve been doing. (Basically I’m trying to work my way through all of the designs in the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book by Dover Books.) This is number #676 in the book. None of the designs have titles so I have to come up with names for them myself, and I’ve decided that this one looks like a cross between a fan and a flower. Hence “Fan Flower”:
There were lots of long thin lines in this design, but I didn’t accidentally rip any of them, fortunately. I must admit that I rip fewer and fewer designs these days, but it’s still a possibility – all it takes is one slip.
I think I’ve cut at least five designs in a row now that are vaguely Art Nouveau-ish. Those are my favourite kinds of design (to adapt and cut and look at). I like almost everything about this design. The leaves, the vines, the flowers themselves.
This one will be especially useful for creating a fancy border around another image. I look forward to having another go at this picture, one day.