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Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 10: Leafy Sprig

papercut 508 leafy sprig with scalpel

Leafy Sprig Papercut #508

“Leafy Sprig” papercut is from an extended 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, but at the moment I’ve accelerated the process by trying to adapt/cut 100 designs in 100 days.

Today’s design is number #508 in the book.

papercut 508 leafy sprig with scalpel

Closer up:

papercut 508 leafy sprig close up

Funny how the really tiny ones look so chunky and lumpy when they’re magnified. Never mind – to the naked eye this one looks fine.

I don’t know where the designs come from in the book, but I suspect that this particular design comes from the same original reference source that the recent Bouquet design came from. They are very similar:

papercut 506 bouquet closeup

Now that I think about it, with the Bouquet design I was considering combining it with other similar-looking motifs to make a bigger design. This “Leafy Sprig” design would be perfect for that.

Again, it would go quite nicely in a Mother’s Day or birthday card, with the design done as a filigree papercutting, plus a personalised calligraphy message.

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