Indian paper cut update - it's FINISHED!

After hours of sitting hunched up, toiling over the cutting mat, I have finally finished this Indian-style paper cut and I couldn't be happier with the way it's turned out.

It's cut out of 'normal' thickness paper with a size 11 scalpel blade.


I think I'm going to stick with the yellow background, but as it's for my sister, I'd better give her the final say! I love the way the contrast is so vibrant when it's held up to the light like in the photo below.


Although I'm glad it's finished, I really enjoyed cutting out all those tiny patterns!


Here's how it started life, hand drawn on a piece of plain A4 paper.


It casts beautiful shadows in the sunshine.


One last photo!


This weekend I've also been working on the dog portrait commission I began a few weeks ago. His nose was the focus today! The fur still needs toning down so it's not so pale.


Finally, I've almost finished this doodle, but you're only getting a sneak peek for now!


That's all for today, thanks for stopping by! I'll leave you with this photo taken at Westward Ho! while Sam was land boarding this evening.


PS. Please pop by my Facebook page if you'd like to see more of my work :)

I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Nifty Thrifty Things, Be Different Act Normal, Sunny Simple Life and Manon Popje's Illustrations.

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Clare Willcocks: Indian paper cut update - it's FINISHED!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Indian paper cut update - it's FINISHED!

After hours of sitting hunched up, toiling over the cutting mat, I have finally finished this Indian-style paper cut and I couldn't be happier with the way it's turned out.

It's cut out of 'normal' thickness paper with a size 11 scalpel blade.


I think I'm going to stick with the yellow background, but as it's for my sister, I'd better give her the final say! I love the way the contrast is so vibrant when it's held up to the light like in the photo below.


Although I'm glad it's finished, I really enjoyed cutting out all those tiny patterns!


Here's how it started life, hand drawn on a piece of plain A4 paper.


It casts beautiful shadows in the sunshine.


One last photo!


This weekend I've also been working on the dog portrait commission I began a few weeks ago. His nose was the focus today! The fur still needs toning down so it's not so pale.


Finally, I've almost finished this doodle, but you're only getting a sneak peek for now!


That's all for today, thanks for stopping by! I'll leave you with this photo taken at Westward Ho! while Sam was land boarding this evening.


PS. Please pop by my Facebook page if you'd like to see more of my work :)

I'm sharing today's post on the following blogs: Handmade Harbour, Nifty Thrifty Things, Be Different Act Normal, Sunny Simple Life and Manon Popje's Illustrations.

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23 Comments:

At 20 July 2014 at 12:49 , Blogger Dawn ~ Miss_Biggun said...

Wow love the Indian Paper Cutting so intricate and beautiful, your dog's nose is stunning I love how you've caught all the little ridges, you are so talented, popped over from Handmade Monday and will be following you blog from now on x

 
At 20 July 2014 at 13:14 , Blogger Ginx Craft said...

Well I don't know where to start. The paper cut is amazing, and the dog painting looks almost like velvet. Is it really painted? But best of all is the "doodle".

 
At 20 July 2014 at 14:15 , Blogger Natalie Jones said...

You are so talented. I love the paper cut, but your doodle is amazing x

 
At 20 July 2014 at 14:17 , Blogger Liz said...

Your work is so beautiful Clare and i love the photo you have taken on the beach xxx

 
At 20 July 2014 at 14:29 , Blogger Highland Monkey's said...

Goodness me, the paper cut is amazing, clever you your sister is going to LOVE it. The doggy is looking good and your doodle is brilliant.

 
At 20 July 2014 at 14:45 , Blogger Auntie Shan said...

*EXQUISITE*!! -- I hope you've photocopied a few templates of IT? As IT would be fabulous to transfer to some lino or a wood block to use for printing! -- BTW, with those Knife Skills, you have a promising as a Surgeon!

 
At 20 July 2014 at 14:49 , Blogger Julia Nyanyo said...

one word - gorgeous!

 
At 20 July 2014 at 21:14 , Blogger ike said...

Eeeeeek !!! The paper cut is truly AWESOME !!!!! I can't wait to hear what she thought of it :-D
The new Doodle looks fabulous - LUV those cute little critters on there. I may have to commission me one of those soon ? :-D

Hugz
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 21 July 2014 at 03:40 , Blogger Fiddly Fingers said...

Absolutely beeaauuutiful Clare! All of it! But the papercut for your sister is out of this world :)

 
At 21 July 2014 at 05:44 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

It's gorgeous, I think the yellow behind it looks great. I hope your sister loves it too.

 
At 26 July 2014 at 15:38 , Blogger Manon Visser said...

I am sorry I am so late for Paper Saturdays but I am glad to say that I don't miss much of your art on FB via my iphone just wished the Internet was better at the house.
ManonX

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:12 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Dawn, just off to take a look at your blog now, Handmade Monday is a great way to discover fellow crafters!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:13 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Dawn, just off to take a look at your blog now, Handmade Monday is great for discovering lovely new blogs!!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:14 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you so much :) I've just published a new post if you'd like to see the finished doodle :)

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:19 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Natalie, I've just scooted over to your blog and love your quilt in progress!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:19 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Liz, I end up with heaps of the same photo as I take some every time we go!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:22 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you! She did like it, although it's for her business and has yet to have her logo etc. put on it, so hope it all comes together nicely!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:23 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you! She did like it, but it's for her business and hasn't yet had her logo etc. overlaid so I hope it all comes together well!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:25 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

As it happens I've just got a brand new scanner so can now make a good copy! I've never done printing before so wouldn't know where to start, but I'll definitely save a copy just in case I ever do.

Yes, the blades are actually for surgical use, which is a little worrying, hopefully I won't accidentally put them to the test!

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:25 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Julia :)

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:26 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

She loved it Ike, thank you! Hee hee, there are more of my doodle in my latest post, I'm a little bit addicted :P

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:27 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Yes, I like the yellow too, really brings out the pink. Thanks Lucy :)

 
At 27 July 2014 at 11:28 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Manon, it's always lovely to hear from you, whatever time of the week it is! Hope your pesky internet gets better soon!

 

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