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Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 21: Fire Flower Frame

papercut 510 fire flower frame

Fire Flower Frame #510

“Fire Flower Frame” design is from an ongoing papercutting project that I’ve been doing (where I’m trying to work my way through designs from the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book by Dover Books). I’ve accelerated the project during the 2020 Covid19 Lockdown though, and am now attempting 100 cuts in 100 days.

This design is number #510 in the book. The designs don’t have official names, but I’m better at remembering them by name than by number, so I keep coming up with my own titles for each project. Today’s design looks like it is meant to be a frame that goes round the outside of other images. I’ve adapted it so that it’s a much shorter version, but have obviously kept the embellishments at the ends, because they’re the most interesting part of the design. To me they look like a cross between a flower and a mini fire. (I suppose I could have called the design “flame flower frame”, but that’s a bit of a tongue-twister.):

papercut 510 fire flower frame

Closer up:

papercut 510 fire flower frame close up

I’m even pleased with this one when I look at it up close. It might look like a simple design, but the long straight thin lines are quite difficult to cut, and are very easy to stretch or rip while cutting.

I might even use the design as a frame for a future papercut, one day.

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