“Thistle Papercut” is from an ongoing 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.)
Today’s design is number #671 in the book. It only vaguely looks like a thistle (maybe it looks more like a pomegranate?) but I had to come up with a title and it’s got spiky leaves and a sort of crown-like flower, so that’s why I went with “Thistle” as the title:
Woof – I love this design! It’s one of my favourites so far. It was difficult-but-rewarding, and had lots of interesting shapes and curves in it. I also managed to cut it out without making a giant mess of it.
I will definitely find a use for this design somewhere in a ‘real’ project. I seem to really go for designs that are almost-but-not-quite symmetrical. And of course, it’s an Art Nouveau style design, which I’m already particularly drawn to.