Papercut 099 from “Decorative Vector Ornaments” Book

Day 99 of my papercutting adventure, attempting 100 papercuts in 100 days. Papercut 099…

papercut 099 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 099

Here is papercut 099 of the ongoing¬†100-day-long papercutting project. (Using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book for inspiration, I’m adapting the images for papercutting, then practising by cutting out 100 designs in 100 days.)

Penultimate piece from the 100-day papercutting adventure!

This one does something really strange to my eyes/brain. When I first look at it, all I can see is a three-headed white heron (or seagull or something) hiding its beaks behind its necks. Or just some blobby three-armed white shape in the middle of a background of triangular-ish dots.

papercut 099 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

Closer up:

…but then a bit later I suddenly realise (especially when the design is this way up instead of the way it was oriented in the above photo) that it’s a design of three birds (?cranes?) with black bodies on a white background:papercut 099 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

It makes me really want to try to play with the design, so that I can try to make the white bird’s beak look more beak-y. Then it really will turn into one of those mess-with-your-head optical illusions.

This one seemed to take a very long time. It was a mixture of straight and curved lines, and that always seems to take me longer to cut accurately, for some reason. I listened to about 2.5 episodes of The Bestseller Experiment while I was doing the cutting, so it probably took me a couple of hours.

Oh! I’ve just realised that I still need to cut out some of the feathers in the left wing of one of the birds! How did I miss that?? I will go back and finish it once I’ve finished the final papercutting. Apart from that I was pretty pleased with this one. I tidied up the cuts so that they were cleaner and more crisp-looking, so even close-up I really like this one.

 

 

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