The very lovely Monette over on her Paper with Everything blog contacted me a couple of weeks ago to see if I’d like to be her first guest paper artist. So if you’d like to find out what kind of person cuts out the same thing eleventy-thousand times, now’s your chance. You can hop on over and read the interview here.
Here’s my new papercut, The Homecoming, which I’ve made for the Once Upon Again exhibition as it moves to London. It opens on 28th June at the Winns Gallery in Walthamstow.
I’d originally intended to make the wolf/woodcutter a shadow puppet, but knew he needed a forest setting with a cottage in the background to really make the character work. So I figured I could create a mini shadow puppet theatre within a box frame and made a “set” using layers of papercuts. It’s mostly cut from Bockingford, and the Wolf/Woodcutter is made from coal-grey Murano paper.
New design and new paper! I’ve been working on a bird design for each season and here’s my summer-themed Bird of Paradise. I’ve also started using Bockingford watercolour paper which I’m finding much softer to cut than the Daler Rowney aquafine I’ve used before. I’m liking it a lot!
Oh, and new shop!! This, along with some other papercuts and cards, can now be bought online from Storenvy here.