Indian-style paper cut

Hello! Last week I was painting a dog portrait which I still haven't had chance to finish! Instead I've been working on a couple of other commissions, which has also been fun.

I can share this work in progress with you as it's for my sister who has asked me to design a piece for an Indian Summer marketing campaign she'll be running for her business later this year. After doing a bit of research on Indian designs, I decided that the beautiful patterns lent themselves to being transformed into an intricate paper cut.

This is it so far, held up to the window with yellow paper behind.


I think I'll back it with a mix of colours though, to reflect the Indian Summer theme.



I loved drawing out the pattern, filling out an A4 piece of paper with raindrop shapes, loops, flowers, fans and circles. It was like doodling!



Cutting it has been really good fun too, I love all the little curves and intricate shapes. The fish scale pattern shown in the picture above is one of my favourites!


There's still quite a way to go, so I better get back to cutting! I'll leave you with this photo of Sam and other kitesurfers at Westward Ho! today. :)



I'm sharing this post on the following blogs: Nifty Thrifty Things, Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje's Illustrations, Be Different Act Normal and Tatertots and Jello.

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Clare Willcocks: Indian-style paper cut

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Indian-style paper cut

Hello! Last week I was painting a dog portrait which I still haven't had chance to finish! Instead I've been working on a couple of other commissions, which has also been fun.

I can share this work in progress with you as it's for my sister who has asked me to design a piece for an Indian Summer marketing campaign she'll be running for her business later this year. After doing a bit of research on Indian designs, I decided that the beautiful patterns lent themselves to being transformed into an intricate paper cut.

This is it so far, held up to the window with yellow paper behind.


I think I'll back it with a mix of colours though, to reflect the Indian Summer theme.



I loved drawing out the pattern, filling out an A4 piece of paper with raindrop shapes, loops, flowers, fans and circles. It was like doodling!



Cutting it has been really good fun too, I love all the little curves and intricate shapes. The fish scale pattern shown in the picture above is one of my favourites!


There's still quite a way to go, so I better get back to cutting! I'll leave you with this photo of Sam and other kitesurfers at Westward Ho! today. :)



I'm sharing this post on the following blogs: Nifty Thrifty Things, Handmade Harbour, Manon Popje's Illustrations, Be Different Act Normal and Tatertots and Jello.

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17 Comments:

At 13 July 2014 at 11:43 , Blogger Natalie Jones said...

Wow! Amazing design and beautiful colours.

 
At 13 July 2014 at 11:59 , Blogger threads 'n' shreds said...

Oh my goodness, this is truely fabulous! I love it!! I will look forward to seeing it in all its finished glory, i'm sure it'll look outstanding with a multi-colour background x

 
At 13 July 2014 at 13:22 , Blogger buttons and paint... said...

Oh wow, such intricate work! It looks amazing!

 
At 13 July 2014 at 13:37 , Blogger Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning!! X

 
At 13 July 2014 at 14:56 , Blogger Ginx Craft said...

Beautiful papercut, and I love the liveliness of your photo with the kites.

 
At 13 July 2014 at 15:15 , Blogger Lucy said...

What a great project this is lovely and such beautiful colours. Lucy

 
At 13 July 2014 at 21:27 , Blogger ike said...

WoWza - that's an amazing piece Clare.... absolutely gorgeous :-D
IKE xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
At 13 July 2014 at 23:35 , Blogger Lucy Blossom said...

Completely gorgeous, you have such an amazing talent.

 
At 14 July 2014 at 01:08 , Blogger Chris said...

Love the project what great work

 
At 14 July 2014 at 03:02 , Blogger Free Spirit Designs said...

OMG that's amazing! So intricate! A really beautiful pattern too, you are very gifted :) x

 
At 14 July 2014 at 13:25 , Blogger Fiddly Fingers said...

Beautiful Clare :)

 
At 15 July 2014 at 03:29 , Blogger Debra Carr said...

This is so beautiful, you must have such patience!

 
At 15 July 2014 at 09:29 , Blogger Lilly's Mom said...

This is an amazing craft that you create. I can't believe the very fine cuts you made. It's really beautiful.

 
At 16 July 2014 at 01:40 , Blogger Aga Gasiniak said...

Amazing cutting skills and beautiful final effect! Lovely photograph as well. Thank you for sharing!

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At 20 July 2014 at 12:26 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thanks Natalie!

 
At 20 July 2014 at 12:26 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you! I decided to go for just a yellow background in the end as I think it makes it more 'zingy'!

 
At 20 July 2014 at 12:27 , Blogger Clare Willcocks said...

Thank you :D

 

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