I just love the effect of clean white paper between two glass frames.
These are my two latest projects which were both commissioned (and did I mention, were due on the same week too?).
For the “Gilles and Leslie” papercut, I used stone paper (papel de piedra). I always find it easier to make clean cuts on stone paper. It doesn’t tear easily and my knife glides smoothly on the paper when I make a cut. I wish I could find a stone paper that’s bigger than what I have, though. I only have 6×8″ ones. If you do know where I can find larger ones, please do tell!
The “Louis and Laarni” papercut, on the other hand, is made from a plain acid-free paper with 100gsm thickness.
It’s the “-ber” months once again and here in the Philippines, this only means one thing — the Christmas rush is on! You read that right. Time to do some Christmas shopping. And while we’re on the topic of shopping, I know looking for gifts can be a bit cumbersome with the crowded malls and nightmarish traffic (not to mention heavy on the pocket!). So for this season, why not try giving handmade gifts for your loved ones? It’s personalized and unique which will be much more appreciated than the traditional mugs they get every Christmas (seriously, how many mugs could one possibly need?).
On that note, let me share a few of my papercuts which I’ve given as gifts.
I actually already have a couple of projects lined up as requested by some friends. Unfortunately, I am feeling a bit under the weather so I’m afraid I might have to wait until I get better before I can get to them (damn colds 😦 ). But i have to say, I can’t express how excited I am to make them. And yes, I’m a craft geek. Sue me. Later! 🙂