Seahorses: new papercut in a bell jar


Two courting seahorses in a marine diorama (which I like to think of as an underwater forest).

The seahorses have been cut from 150gsm Jet Black Canford paper.  The seagrass and encircling ferns and shell have been cut from 200gsm white Fabriano eco paper, and the seabed is cut from 300gsm white Bockingford paper.

The papercut sits in a miniature glass bell jar measuring approximately 9cm wide and 12cm high, including feet and top.

I’ve also just listed this papercut over in my Etsy shop here.



Butterfly and Flower papercut in glass bell jar

I’m heralding in the New Year with a thing for Spring today (though I’m not really sure we’ve had Winter here yet).  I made it as well because I really like Victorian bell jars with little taxidermy oddities in them.

I’ve cut the butterfly from 150gsm Jet Black Canford paper and the flower from 200gsm white Fabriano eco artist paper and 300gsm black recycled card.  I’ve then lined the base of the bell jar with embossed vellum paper to finish it off.


Ho Ho Ho!

Here’s a cute little Krampus shadow puppet and now tree decoration, drawn by Mr Gibson and cut by me, to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year, full of health, happiness and creative adventures.

See you all in 2014!

Winter forest papercut in a miniature bell jar

I love dioramas, and I’ve wanted to come up with a papercut that I could set in a bell jar for ages now.  I also love winter woods, so I really enjoyed making this.

It’s been cut from 200gsm white Fabriano eco artist paper and 300gsm black recycled card.  The bell jar sits on a white metal fluted base and measures 8cm in diameter, 11cm high.

I’ve made a couple for a local craft fair at the end of November and I’ve also listed one in my new Etsy shop here.

Sugar skulls masks

In-between some other projects, I made a couple of sugar skull masks recently, just for fun.  I did them really quickly, so the finish isn’t perfect, but they were good to play around with.