Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 091

Day 91 of my epic papercutting quest, using the Dover Books “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book for inspiration

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 091

This is papercut 091 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.

 

papercut 091 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

papercut 091 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 090

Day 10 of my epic papercutting quest, using the Dover Books “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book for inspiration

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 090

This is papercut 090 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.

Only 10 more to go! And I’m still improving.

papercut 090 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

papercut 090 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 089

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 089

This is papercut 089 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 like this design:

papercut 089 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

And I finally started with a sharp new blade in my X-Acto knife. Makes it much easier to cut. (Although also much easier to accidentally make the wrong cuts, too.)

papercut 089 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

 

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 084

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 084

This is papercut 084 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.)

I really like this design, and it didn’t seem to take very long to cut. That reminds me – I must start timing how long the cuts actually take, because I really have no idea how long each design takes to cut. I enjoy the process so much and find it so ‘therapeutic’ that sometimes I can be cutting a really big project and it feels like the time is just flying by. And then other times, of course, I could be fighting with a fiddly design, in fading daylight, and using a blunt blade that I can’t be bothered to change – and in those cases the cuts seem to take forever.

papercut 084 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister.JPG

I’m also getting better at tidying up the cuts before I take close-up photos of them!

papercut 084 - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

 

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

 

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 082

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 082

Papercut 082 : Oh dear! I’m in the process of changing over my website host, and have been a week without being able to access my blog!

I’ve moved the old pages and blog posts across to the new host, but there are still a lot of tweaks that I need to make in order to get the site fully working again.

In the meantime, I continued to do my papercuttings every day, so now (belatedly) I am finally able to update the website with my latest papercuttings:

Day 82 of my papercutting adventure (using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book).

It might not look it, but this was quite a tricky design to cut. The design involved having to leave just tiny links of paper in order to hold the actual physical piece of paper together. So the overall piece got very lacy and delicate towards the end.

papercut 082 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

I’d cut similar designs to this one earlier on in this project (i.e. even before starting this ‘100 days’ project), but I didn’t really like the results, before. However, now that I’m getting more proficient at cutting by hand (and also at adapting designs so that they can be cut out but still look fairly attractive), the end result is quite close to what I had imagined in the first place:

papercut 082- Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Plus, it’s another art nouveau-style design, so that quite appeals to me, and it also makes any mistakes less obvious because the curves and swirls in the design make it harder to spot.