papercut 094 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

Papercut 094 from “Decorative Vector Ornaments” Book

Decorative Vector Ornaments: Papercut 094

This is papercut 094, so I’m on the final week of my epic papercutting project! (I’m using the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book for inspiration, and adapting the images for papercutting, and then practising by cutting out 100 designs in 100 days. The idea is that I may incorporate them in future laser-cut and hand-cut papercutting projects.)

Today’s cut is one of my all-time favourites from that book and CD, actually. It didn’t take much effort to adapt the design for papercutting, for a start. I think I just needed to simplify some of the tiny fiddly squares and rectangles that were cut from the bottom plantpot thing, and that was more or less it:

papercut 094 with pen for scale - Kay Vincent - LaserSister

As always, I’m partial to designs that have got plants in them and remind me of Art Nouveau-type designs, so I find this one very pleasing.

It felt like it took a loooong time time to cut (I played about three recorded episodes of “Extreme Cake Makers” in the background while I was cutting, so it must have taken nearly two hours). As always though, the process itself felt very therapeutic and relaxing.

And yes, it might seem like a waste of time spending two hours cutting out a design from a piece of paper…

…but on the other hand at least I’ve got something at the end of it that I can keep, whereas if I’d been just watching TV or playing a computer game (or even reading a book) then I wouldn’t actually have produced anything at the end of those activities.

Closer-up image:

papercut 094 - potted tree hand cut with scalpel - watermarked - LaserSister - KayVincent

The design’s actual number in the book/CD is “810”.

Not sure I’ll ever need to incorporate a potted bay tree in any of my future designs, but at least I’ve done it now, and there are only six more designs to go until I’ve cut 100 in 100 days!

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