alien plant papercut with horizontal scalpel for scale - KayVincent - LaserSister

Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 67: Alien Plant

Alien Plant #536

This is from an ongoing papercutting project that I’ve been doing. (Basically I’m trying to work my way through all of the designs in the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book by Dover Books.) And as of today’s design I’m two thirds of the way through my Lockdown papercutting challenge, where I was cutting one design a day, for 100 days.

Today’s design is number 536 in the book. I have absolutely no idea what that plant is meant to be. I don’t even know if I’ve got it the right way round! It looks like it could be from another planet. So that’ s why I’ve called it Alien Plant.

alien plant papercut - vertical scalpel for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Closer up:

alien plant papercut close up - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

The cutting itself was a challenge. Those long thin lines were difficult to cut without ripping. In fact I think I did accidentally tear it in a couple of places as I was cutting it.

In the background I’ve been listening to a bit more of Duskfall. I’m still pretty close to the beginning so still haven’t made my mind up yet. But I have noticed that because it’s an audiobook then the name “Knot” (who I guess will become one of the main characters) sounds exactly like the word “not”, and so some of the sentences sound confusing.

I think this is in my top ten least favourite from the 922 designs, which suprised me, because it’s generally a bit like an Art Nouveau design. It just seems a bit too abstract to me. But I don’t know much about plants, so for all I know it’s a very accurately rendered design. Any ideas what it is? Or do you agree that it is hideous?¬†You can chip in via the comments page, or Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

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