Paper cut rose designs

Now that I’ve finished the 7MSN laserschnitt piece I am wondering what my next big project should be. But <…sigh…> nothing really leaps out and grabs me like that one did.

But I know that I can’t force inspiration to come to me, so in the meantime while I continue my quest for a new major subject I am just going to keep playing with paper and polymer clay and see what I can discover.

The other day I bought a copy of  “Art Nouveau Flower Designs” by Polly Pinder.

I’ve made some papercuts adapted from some of her line drawings:

paper cut of rose on black paper
Rose cut from black paper

 

paper cut of rose on black paper
Another rose cut from black paper

 

paper cut of rose on black paper
Roses cut from black paper

It is very relaxing and therapeutic, cutting paper with a craft knife. Makes a change from laser cutting designs, as well! All you need is a craft knife or scalpel (I use an X-Acto) and some black paper. (And maybe a bit of inspiration…)

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