Monday, 30 November 2009

Papercut ACEOs

I have created some ACEOs (3.5" x 2.5") for my Etsy shop. They are collaged papercuts mounted on mountboard. Fun and relatively quick to make.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Handmade Christmas Baubles

OK - so I know these aren't papercuttings either, and I know I should've been doing laundry, or cleaning or cooking or anything else useful for that matter...but they were so much fun to make! I was considering making them to sell at my son's school Christmas fair, but then my friend pointed out that selling something to kids that's jam-packed full of pins, might not be the best idea from a health and safety point of view! I also considered selling them on Etsy, but I'm not sure that they'll exactly fly out the door.

So instead, I'll just make them because they're fun and I can always give them away as presents! After all, what's a Jewish girl like me going to do with a load of sequined Christmas baubles???!!! I'll have to have a Chanukah bush this year instead.

To make them, all you need is some polystyrene balls, sequins, beads and sequin pins... oh and lots of patience. These balls are only 60mm in diameter but each one has about 500 sequins on it.

Sunday, 22 November 2009


I just love this gorgeous packaging for Diptyque - I had to share it!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Granny afghan

And this is how I spend my time when I'm not papercutting. That's one BIG granny!!!

Wycinanki collage detail

So this is going to take me a very very long time! I still haven't figured out how I'm going to tackle the birds.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Four Birds

My kids had half term break, hence the BIG delay in getting anything new started. However, I finally sat down at my table again and this is my latest papercutting. I enjoyed the wycinanki method of collage over the top of a base papercut, but somehow the brightness of the colours just wasn't "me". So my good friend Tania suggested that I try one in more "Suzy" colours - more earthy and natural. So here is it so far.

This is the largest piece I've attempted as well, measuring 30" x 20". The cutting has taken me about 10 hours - and now I just have to collage over the top. The picture below shows the beginnings of the collage and gives you an idea of the colour palette.