You Can Now Order On-line!

Hi guys,

You may now request for a commissioned artwork through my website. Just go to “Order Form” and fill out the requested items. I will contact you shortly after receiving your form.

Cheers,

Wendy

 

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Papercutting Workshop – Please express your interest! :)

Hi guys,

I’m planning to hold a Papercutting  Workshop in Alabang on either February 13 or 20, and I need a show of hands (virtual hand, that is) so I can plan accordingly. Venue will be at the Spectrum Lifestyle Store at Commercenter Alabang. Comment below with your e-mail address so I can add you to the preliminary list. Thanks! 🙂

Wendy

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Papel de Pinay at the All One Piece Exhibit

Last October 3, the first ever Katipunan Art Festival was held in Katipunan, Quezon City. Several shops, art stores and restaurants alike, held workshops and craft fairs the whole day. It was unfortunate that I was not free that day, but I’m proud and grateful to have been a part of it through the papercut exhibit organized by Hey Kessy, the All One Piece Exhibit. 

The exhibit features artworks from 10 papercut artists, including, well, me. I’m really happy to be a part of this. For those who may not know,  I learned papercutting from Mansy Abesamis of Hey Kessy, so it was great to somehow collaborate with her on this. 
  
Here’s my submitted artwork. The title is “Pamana (Heritage)”, in honor of the Philippine eagle which was unjustly killed two months after it was released from captivity. 

  

  
The piece is cut from a single sheet of paper, and is approximately 10×10 inches in size.

    

The exhibit will run until the end of October, so you still have time to check out the other artworks. 

Papercutting Workshop in Quezon City

Papel de Pinay is coming to QC! 🙂

Get ready to Cut, Craft and Create by turning a dull piece of paper into a head-turning work of art! Learn the art of paper cutting in a three-hour workshop this November.
The workshop fee is PhP 1,500.00, which includes a paper cutting starter kit, exercise sheets, frame, light lunch, and drinks.

Due to space contraints, and for participants to get the best out of this course, the class will be limited to 15 slots.

WHEN:

November 14, 2015, Saturday, 10AM to 1PM.

WHERE:

Cool Beans Library Cafe, 

67 A Maginhawa, UP Village, QC

HOW:

Click here to register. Sign up now until October 23 to avail of the Early Bird Rate of only PHP 1,300. (REGULAR RATE: PhP 1,500.00.)

See you there! 

Emergency Cuts

Imagine this: you are making your last cut for a commissioned artwork. You’ve been straining your neck for the past 2 hours. Finally, you hold the paper with both hands, raise it to eye level, and admire your hard work for a few seconds. You’re about to give yourself a pat on the back when… Bam! You realize you’re missing an entire line of three words. You’re world crumbles (exaggeration) and you swear to yourself that you did double-check everything when you made the draft. Or so you think.

How in the world of Van Gogh did that happen? You must have been singing along mindlessly to a favorite song. You could have also been enjoying (more than a normal person should) the flawless feel of your prized stone paper against your fingertips. Or maybe, your hands are just faster than your brain at the moment. There could be a thousand reasons for all we know. Never mind the how’s. This calls for an emergency. 

Here are some tips that you can follow when trying to save a “wounded” papercut art:

1. Look at the artwork as a whole. Does the mistake visibly pop out? If it would take a microscope and an overly obsessive compulsive person like you to see it, let it go. Remedying it may just compromise the entire project and you will just waste the hours you’ve spent on the whole thing. Of course, if it’s text that you’re missing, then that’s a different story. In that case, read #3.

2. If you can, try to look for the papercut debris of the part you were making. You must have cut more than you should, and that bit of paper can be attached using an invisible glue or a clear double-sided tape. Emphasis on invisible and clear. A glue stain and peeking tape will just put more attention to the damaged area. 

3. When you miss a word or phrase (try not to do this one!), don’t scrap everything yet. You may still salvage your artwork (but you will only realize this after a few minutes of cursing at yourself). 

  

 In the image above, I missed the phrase you’ll know it. It was a good thing that there was a line connecting the phrases. I removed everything below that line, recreated it, measured the remaining space, and figured how to fit the rest of the sentence in that space. Finally, I secured it in place with double-sided tape. If you look hard enough, you’ll see (the goal is that you won’t) that the diagonal line holding the additional phrase is on top of the old line.  

For the papercut project below, instead of missing a word, I duplicated the word be. This was easier to fix as it’s as simple as cutting out the extra word. The result was a gap between always and be. It bothered me for a bit, but I was told that It looked like it was deliberately done, so I let it go.   

No matter how good you are or how long you’ve been crafting, making a mistake will always be inevitable. When you do, try not to be too hard on yourself. Mistakes are there anyway to be corrected and learned from. 

Basic Papercutting with Papel de Pinay – REGISTER HERE!

Get ready to Cut, Craft and Create by turning a dull piece of paper into a head-turning work of art! Learn the basics of paper cutting in this three-hour workshop. The workshop will cover sketching and drafting, tips and tricks in paper cutting, as well as framing your final product.

The workshop fee is PhP 1,500.00, which includes a starter kit and light lunch.

WHEN:

August 29, Saturday, 11AM to 2PM.

WHERE:

Lizzy Latte,
Builders Center Bldg., 170 Salcedo Street,
Legaspi Village, Makati City

FEE: PhP 1,500.00

PAYMENT METHOD: 

Bank deposit details will be sent by e-mail within 24 hours of registration.

Please e-mail a copy of your deposit slip to papeldepinay@yahoo.com.

Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE but can be TRANSFERABLE (details will be included in e-mail confirmation of payment).

Your slot will only be confirmed after your payment. Payment must be made within 3 days after registration. Failure to do so will automatically cancel your registration. If you still wish to register, you may resubmit your form.

Hope to see you there! 🙂