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Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 4: Tiny Papercut Design Element

papercut 522 tiny design element horizontal - watermarked - LaserSister - KayVincent

Tiny Papercut Design Element #522

My ongoing papercutting project continues, where I’m trying to adapt all 922 images from the book “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments“, to make them into papercutting designs, and then cut them out by hand, using scissors and scalpel. This one is design #522 in the book, and I’m running out of ideas so I’ve called it “Tiny Papercut Design Element”.

It is so small that it wouldn’t surprise me if this turned out to be another one of the designs in the book that comes from one of the larger designs. Oh well, in the meantime it was a nice quick one to cut:

Papercut 522 tiny papercut design element - LaserSister - KayVincent

Closer up:

This design might be tiny, but the shapes in it were very pleasing to cut. Looking at the closeup version I guess I could have worked on making the curves a little bit more curvy and flowing. But it’s such a small piece that to the naked eye the ‘lumpy’ curves aren’t as obvious.

Papercut 522 tiny design element - LaserSister - KayVincent

I don’t even mind that it’s not-quite-symmetrical. That just makes it another case that shows it’s hand-cut and not laser-cut.

While I was cutting it I was listening to Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. What a disappointment! She seems to have blatantly plagiarised herself by doing an olden-days version of copying & pasting loads of dialogue from Pride and Prejudice into this one. Plus the plot is like one of those awful semi-scripted TV shows, where all the people in it never fancy the person they’re going out with because they’ve got their eye on someone else. And then [sorry for the spoiler, but the book has been out for a couple of hundred years, so you’ve had time to read it by now] the main character ends up with her cousin. Eew.

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