Wedding Papercut Present

I was recently commissioned to make a papercut by my aunt as a wedding present for my cousin and his soon-to-be wife who are both based in the US. I barely know them as a couple so I opted to do a theme that is somewhat safe for wedding papercuts: leaves and flowers.

I wanted to make the names in formal script so I decided to have it digitally printed instead of drawing it by hand. I used my favorite cursive font to cut: Egregio script. It’s flowy and formal, but thick enough for easy cutting. I would’ve loved to use a thinner font, but unfortunately, I ran out of stone paper, and cutting text with thin strokes is only doable (I’m speaking based on my own experience) with good quality paper, i.e. stone paper.

The only parts that are digital are the text and the oval (in mirror image, of course), the rest are handdrawn.

Everything was cut using a single sheet of 8 x 10 in. cream paper and an X-acto blade (yes, I’m back to using X-acto and I must admit, I kinda missed it 🙂 )

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One Word

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Here’s a simple project which I love so much. How I did it:
1. I chose a script font and printed a mirror image of the word Someday on a black construction paper. I had to use a computer instead of hand drawing it as it’s challenging to write in script backwards 😛
2. After cutting the image, I decorated the frame with these artificial leaves which is used for scrapbooking. They’re just lovely, don’t you think?
3. I used a 6×8 bleach wood frame for effect.

This papercut replaced the one I used to have on my office desk. I just love the positive vibe it brings 🙂