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. 

Elephants

It’s been a week since my bazaar stint at Estancia Mall in Capitol Commons —  my second time to join the Maker’s Market — and I’m still over the moon. It was a successful one! I can’t wait for the next one in September. (More on my bazaar experience in my next post)

One of the people who paid my booth a visit was an old friend. She was my first ever best friend; we’ve known each other since grade school. I’m going to spare myself the task of revealing my age by not going into more details (*cough*specific year*cough*). Let’s just say it was in the 90’s. Yeah.. We’ve been friends thaaaat long, and so, it was really a lovely surprise for me to see her there. 

She commissioned me to make her elephant papercuts: a bookmark and a framed papercut. I’m posting just the framed papercut as I haven’t gotten a good photo of the bookmark yet. Anyway, here it is: 

 

  
I love how it turned out. I used stone paper for this piece as the lines are very fine which made the papercut delicate, then framed the final piece in double glass. Total time to make this: about 1.5 hours, including the sketching bit.

Fun fact on elephants: Did you know that when elephants meet up with family or friends, they entwine their trunks? That’s elephant-style hugging right there!

I’m ending this post with a song which played while I was just about to finish my elephant papercut. Spotify is magic.

In the Sun

February! Whew, the first month of 2015 flew by so fast, I haven’t had time to write a proper entry for my blog. Well, to be honest, I did not really do a lot of crafting last month. I wanted to give myself time to recuperate from the busy months of November and December. Now, don’t you rejoice yet, coz I’m back! With my unwitty remarks and geeky crafting moments. 😝

I had some free afternoon one Saturday last month. The weather was cool and the sun cast the perfect lighting, so I went to the beach and surfed. Not. I’m way cooler than that so I brought out my crafting tools in the garden. 😊

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Of course, I had to be surrounded by my pets! I thought they can learn a trick or two in cutting paper.

Now, the project. I wanted something new for my office desk so I made a quote about, er, vacations. I know, I know. Vacation already?! Haha! But I thought this would keep me motivated (sane?) during moments of stress and save my hair from being pulled out a lot.

I first wrote the text in freehand calligraphy on tracing paper. Then, I traced the wrong side of the image on to white paper to create a mirror image. And then, I cut them with my trusty craft knife.

This came out:

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Charlie was the perfect border: 😜

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This is now on display at my workstation:

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What do you think of the quote? Agree?

Watch this video while you think about it. Cheers! 😉

Papercutting Demo at Heima – Photos and Video

My stint at Heima’s Paper Stories was a lot of fun! I didn’t know doing a demo can be so refreshing. It was great to meet new people and fellow crafters. I’ve posted an album of the photos from the event on my Facebook page.

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And… There’s a video! Special shoutout to my friend Rai for putting a lot of time and effort in making this video (and for taking awesome photos, too!). Yay!