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Laser-Cut Golden Wedding Card

August 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Happy Anniversary to Uncle Keith and Auntie Norma! Here is a card cut from thin white card which was then mounted onto gold mirri card.

 

Laser-cut golden wedding card

Laser-cut golden wedding card

 

and this is a scan of it in more detail:

golden wedding card scan

golden wedding card scan

 

Laser-Cut Fairy

August 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Yesterday I was practising my knife skills by cutting out a design based on a Cicely Mary Barker fairy. Today I had a go with the laser cutter:

flower fairy papercutting

flower fairy papercutting – cut with a knife

flower fairy laser cut

flower fairy – laser cut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was doing some research on CMB, and I think she lived in Storrington, which is sort of down the road from me.

She died in 1973 and her work is still in copyright, so these pieces are for my own enjoyment and I won’t be developing any for sale. I might try to find where her ashes were scattered though, and leave a couple of fairies there…

Non-Laser-Cut Papercutting

August 20, 2013 Leave a comment

I’ve joined the Guild of American Papercutters (I couldn’t find a British one). To practise my knifey skills I have temporarily eschewed the laser cutter and have had a go at making one of Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairies:

flower fairy papercutting

flower fairy papercutting

 

I’ve accidentally torn quite a few of the delicate lines though, so it might be time to go back to the laser cutter!

Pet Silhouettes…

August 13, 2013 Leave a comment

I am still looking for inspiration for a new “Silhouette Biography” like the one I did for the 7MSN Ranch, but in the meantime I have been making silhouettes out of people’s pets and turning them into Christmas tree decorations:

dog silhouette Christmas tree decoration

dog silhouette Christmas tree decoration

cat silhouette Christmas tree decoration

cat silhouette Christmas tree decoration

 

…and for a silhouette that lasts all year and not just for Christmas? How about a marquetry pendant?!:

marquetry cat silhouette pendant

marquetry cat silhouette pendant