Penny rugs and paper cutting were in my head at the same time the last few weeks. I think I am trying to figure out a way to combine the two in my head. Some sort of felt cut on a penny rug as if it were paper. . .I haven't worked it out yet. And I may not. Regardless, I am super excited to just be experimenting with the good ol' paper/knife thing right now--the wool felt version can wait. I drew and cut this last night with an x-acto, not enough light, and some green tea. And my glasses, which I have really been needing lately. I used to only wear them at work and then crafting and then not at all, and now I can't seem to read anything or sew without them. Everyone assumes they are fake. Why? I don't know. Not like I see anyone anyway, but I think it's funny how many people assume that. Or maybe that says more about me. Do people think I would be the type to wear fake glasses? I guess so. Which makes me sound sort of lame, huh? Or theatrical, anyway.
Anyhoo, I am digging this big time and I want to do more. This is addicting. I was a bit too excited to stop and change the blade, so this was cut with only one and you can tell. I drew this really fast and I really like the irregular look. It's definitely easier to just design/draw these yourself--it saves the step of transferring a pattern. The red is just regular old text weight paper here. It was cut from an 8 1/2" x 11 sheet folded longways. I think I will frame it, but I am not even sure what I will do with it. I think several of these would be really nice reduced way down and made into note cards too. Or printed/screened on fabric. Oh, that's the ticket!!
a very short list of paper cutting inspirations and research:
-this paper cutting book I got from the library
-incredible paper cutting blog (with great tips!)
And. . . this is the last day of November so I am done posting everyday! I really didn't go the whole month with a post-a-day because I started on the 6th or something, but after that, I did it. Okay, so it was fun, but a bit crazy making. I think it was fun because I knew it was only for the month and I liked feeling like I could post about the most trivial thing ever. But I was getting desperate. I was going to write about Q-tips soon. So, back to my normal-ish schedule. Thanks for putting up with my random!