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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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 😉

The Outdoors

One of the things I enjoyed when I last went to our province was making my papercuts outdoors (see the ones I made from there here and here). It’s a totally different experience when you just have your headphones on and go cutting in the garden using daylight and not a desklamp as your source of light.

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This morning when I woke up, the weather was so perfect and warm, I just had to go into the garden and make the most out of it. And since I needed to finish a project anyway, I brought my cutting materials (and iPod) with me.

What I was making for this particular papercutting session is, I would say, purposeful. Not that my other works were made in vain (admittedly, some were made out of boredom, but always with inspiration). I say “with purpose” because these papercuts I was making are to be photographed professionally by my brother to promote my blog. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

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This is kind of off-topic, but allow me to share one of the pieces I bought from my recent trip to a local crafting/furniture warehouse called Regalong Pambahay. I was as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning when I stepped into their store. One, because they have pieces that are no longer carried in most of their mall outlets, and two, almost everything is 20% off!

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Remember this papercut I made as tribute to a well-loved Filipino band? It looks so much different in this frame.

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I had been looking for this kind of frame for weeks, so you could just imagine my excitement upon seeing this!

I also bought a shadow box and one more double-glassed frame. Too bad they don’t carry a bigger frame that would fit my other projects.

If you’re a fellow crafter and you’re reading this, I hope I inspired you to try making your projects outdoors (only if it’s applicable with the craft you’re into, of course). Here’s someone who surely enjoyed it with me:

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Dry Leaves

As a Sunday School kids’ teacher, one of the challenges I face every week is coming up with an activity to go with our story/ lesson for the day.

One Sunday, I had the kids collect some fallen leaves on the church grounds and incorporate these in their artwork. They came up with these:

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Inspired by their work, I used some dry leaves to prop up one of my papercuts.

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The way some parts of the paper are bent makes it look three-dimensional, a friend said. Come to think about it, it kinda does. 🙂

Three Words to Live By

Here you go. My first project while on vacay. I had to think twice about using colored paper for this project, but after seeing how it turned out, I couldn’t be happier.

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It’s a bit weird, though, because while I’m oozing with crafting ideas, I’m having the hardest time writing about my works while I’m away. So please forgive my extra lazy and incoherent sentences. Guess you could say my brain cells are on break as well? 😛

P.S. Credits to my mom’s well-maintained garden for providing the background for this post’s project 🙂