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Topic: Art Nouveau/e.e. cummings Papercutting  (Read 3840 times)
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« 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).

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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!
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« 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

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« 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).

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

I would be interested in knowing how u made your own. Thank Kthln
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« 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.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010 08:32:34 PM »

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

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« 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

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