Here's another paper cut, as promised, and there are still a couple more to come over the next few days. There are two sizes of the tree and this below is the smaller of them. I've been experimenting with the idea and here it's cut out of old dictionary paper. Multi layers in fact. I cut out 3 sets of 10 sheets machined together then when completed I stuck them with a thin line of Glossy Accents along the stitch line.
They also look lovely (and I think I prefer them) cut from white copy paper and glitter can be added for a bit of bling.
It took about 15 minutes to cut out one set of tree pages and I find it gets easier and quicker with each set as you find short cuts to manoeuvre the scissors round the shapes.
Here's yesterday's bauble cut out of old dictionary pages.
ready to print off and the template scan for the baubles is in on yesterday's post.
Showing the pages machined together with a strong needle and a big stitch.
The plain white page is carefully torn away from the stitching once the cutting is complete.
It was easier to punch holes with my cropodile so I could get my scissors in to cut out the small shapes
I met up with my lovely crafting friend Olive yesterday and we went into Liverpool to visit the Alice in Wonderland exhibition at the Tate. First we popped in so Olive could see the Lily Savage costumes, the Peter Blake litho prints and the Magritte Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, which I visited last week but it was all certainly worth another look.
Here's Olive blending in nicely!Looks like Olive is wearing the feathers which are on the model at the back! She reckons she would wear either of these two outfits, mini skirts, leopard print and all!
Some of the Magritte illustrations. We especially loved seeing the cabinet full of his art equipment.We walked over to the Tate down by the river and whilst we enjoyed the Alice exhibition, neither of us could say we were bowled over by it. Lots of little things captivated our interest but generally it was all too surreal the way so many artists had been influenced by the story and resultantly produced such extreme and often disturbing contemporary art so far removed from the original story by Lewis Caroll and the illustrations by Tenniel.
Still we had such good day out until we came out of the Tate to black skies, gale force wind and driving rain which completely soaked us on the way back to the town centre. The rain went through all my clothes and ran down my back and I certainly didn't enjoy the bus trip home to a welcome hot bath.