Stay Wild

Finally… The last project for my Wild Child papercut series.

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I made this one months ago but haven’t gotten the chance to post this until today.

Papercut:
4×4 in.
Pink cardstock
115 gsm

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Frame:
from Regalong Pambahay
Double glass
6×6 in.
Brown floral border

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I just love how the frame’s border is also printed with wild flowers!

Now that this series is complete, I can move on to another one. Thinking of a project that’s inspired by a bestselling book. Any guesses which one it’d be? 😉

Before I end this post, let me show you the cleaning tool I use after messing up my worktable with pieces of paper. Cute huh? :))

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This piece is for sale, by the way. Contact me for details 🙂

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I Won’t Give Up

Whenever I am commissioned for a project to be given as a gift, my clients always inform me who the recipient is. While this information is something that they voluntarily give, I find it helpful in coming up with the details concerning the design and overall look of the project. For instance, if the recipient is a teenage girl who is very feminine, floral designs and pink frames are a safe choice; while if it is for a guy, the color scheme would normally consist of earth and neutral tones, and geometric lines for the design.

For this project, I was contacted through e-mail.  I can’t explain it, but I get really kilig whenever someone I don’t personally know contacts me for a commission. Must be the amateur crafter in me. Haha. Anyway, as I was saying, my client for this project requested a few lines from a song by Jason Mraz and a sketch of his (Mraz’s) face in one of his albums to be included in the papercut.

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I was more than willing to accept the project not only because I am a Mraz fan myself (and I love this song to bits and pieces), but also because I was told the papercut will be given as an anniversary gift to her husband. To be asked to make a personalized gift for a special someone — my favorite. I feel like Cupid, only with a crafting knife and pencil in hand, instead of bows and hearts. =) Oh, and fully clothed of course! Haha!

So… Here is the project:

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When my client first told me that the project is a song by Jason Mraz, I just knew the project must be all-white. I don’t really know why this immediately came to mind, I just thought this would give the desired effect I want on the project. Plus, it’s for a male recipient — I didn’t want too many colors. Looking at how it turned out, my instinct couldn’t have been more spot on 😉

Here’s the video, for those of you who might not be familiar with the song. I was lucky enough to watch Mraz perform this song in his concert in Manila last year. Such a talented artist, this man.

 

Awesome and Awesomer

Yey! My first post for 2014! And what better way to start than to give you a little reminder from yours truly. I wanted to stress it enough so I made two! Haha! Well, actually, I’ve made the first one months ago. You can find the original blog post here.

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I’m actually planning to make more of these. A series of papercuts perhaps after my Wild Child series — which reminds me, I have one more papercut to share for that series, but maybe on another day.

So, which one’s your favorite? Let me know through your comments 😉