A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 298,059
Currently Running With Scissors:
797 Guests and 32 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Art Nouveau/e.e. cummings Papercutting  (Read 2681 times)
Tags for this thread: papercutting , scherenschnitte  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
eakarink
« on: March 06, 2010 02:49:15 PM »

I made this for my partner for his birthday. It took me a few days to finish, working a few hours each day. I used a piece of shimmery scrapbooking cardstock that almost had a plastic-y feel to it, which turned out to be a great material for papercutting, because it's nice and sturdy but the craft knife glides through it smoothly (unlike textured cardstock).

(Click photos for bigger images)


For a sense of scale, the frame is 11"x14", and the cutting itself is probably about 8"x10". I chose a quotation from e.e. cummings's "i carry your heart with me" poem, and decided to pair it with an (admittedly anachronistic) Art Nouveau design. I designed it on my computer using a couple of Art Nouveau fonts and one big Art Nouveau "ding" that I found at House of Lime.

Here's a picture without the glare from the flash:

I'm really happy with how it turned out, and my partner loves it!
« Last Edit: March 06, 2010 03:02:20 PM by eakarink » THIS ROCKS   Logged

greenfaerie
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010 03:22:31 PM »

That looks GREAT!  A bit odd to see e.e. cummings working in caps lol.  I love this and it's good inspiration for something I want to do for our special day in 2 weeks
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Big collection of Kenmore presser feet to swap/trade/sell!!  Ruffler foot, etc.  Please PM for details!
Wist!
kinipayla
Offline Offline

Posts: 142
Joined: 12-Mar-2009

Beauty is where you find it.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010 04:14:15 PM »

This is really well done!  I have yet to try words in my paper cuttings (I'm a bit nervous at how it'll turn out).
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kthln
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010 05:59:42 PM »

I would be interested in knowing how u made your own. Thank Kthln
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Dragonflower
Ecraftic
Offline Offline

Posts: 2545
Joined: 05-Aug-2006

YAY!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010 01:10:02 PM »

That's just so beautiful- I'm not a bit surprised that he loves it!
I, too, am hesitant to try papercutting.... largely due to fear of another craft that will give me Exacto Claw.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

In the end, only kindness matters.
Corntree
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010 08:32:34 PM »

That looks awesome.  I LOVE Art Nouveau.  Smiley  What a great gift!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death."
frogz
graphic artist
Offline Offline

Posts: 245
Joined: 03-Aug-2004


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010 05:38:04 PM »

Wow! I've never been very good with an exacto knife, so I'm doubly impressed whenever I see someone who is. I love how it's a beautiful piece just to look at but that there's so much meaning hidden in it as well Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Photography, microscopy, design, paintings - originals and commissions

http://spiltmartini.com/blog - portfolio and blog
http://spiltmartini.etsy.com - etsy store
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Choosing Fabric for Sewing
How to Sew a Button
Binding a Quilt
Quilting: Squaring Up Material
Quilts You Can Make for Kids
Latest Blog Articles
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup
@Home This Weekend: Create a Spooky Yard

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.