Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 088

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 088

This is papercut 088 of my epic papercutting project (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book).  I’m adapting the designs for papercutting, and then practising by cutting out 100 designs in 100 days. Eventually I may may incorporate them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.

Myeh, I’m not very keen on this design, but I don’t hate it.

papercut 088 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

I think this was the last of the cuts that I made with the blunt(ish) blade that I’d been using for ages.

Actually, this one could have done with some of the ‘tidying’ that I’ve started to do before I take the close-up photos.

papercut 088 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 087

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 087

This is papercut 087 of my epic papercutting project (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book).  I’m adapting the designs for papercutting, and then practising by cutting out 100 designs in 100 days. Eventually I may may incorporate them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.

I honestly think I am getting better at this, little by little!papercut 087 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

The cut-lines are getting much cleaner. OK, the large circles are still a bit wobbly, but a lot of the other shapes are quite good.

papercut 087 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

I might admit to cheating a bit, because whereas before I used to say “it would look better up close if I tidied some of the cuts up” — I’m actually tidying the cuts up before I take the photos now 😉

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 083

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 083

This is papercut 83 of my papercutting quest (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book, in preparation for incorporating them in future papercuts that are made by laser and also by hand.)

This is a very simple-looking design, but sometimes they are the hardest ones to make a decent job of cutting…

papercut 083 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister.JPG

…but even close up I think this one actually looks OK. My skills really are (gradually) improving, as I get closer to the end of my 100-day challenge.

papercut 083 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister.JPG

 

More Papercutting by Hand…

My papercutting quest continues! I’m trying to cut out all 922 designs from a book of ‘decorative ornaments’ from Dover Books

Following on from yesterday’s post when I rediscovered the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments“, I have been relaxing this evening by doing a bit more papercutting by hand. It makes a refreshing change from doing it by laser.

Here are my latest cuts:

papercutting from 922 decorative vector ornaments book

papercutting from 922 decorative vector ornaments book

papercutting from 922 decorative vector ornaments book

…see if you can match any in my sketchbook compared to the actual original designs in the book:

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