spotted leaf papercut - horizontal with scalpel - Kay Vincent LaserSister

Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 56: Spotted Leaf

Spotted Leaf #638

This “Spotted Leaf” design is from the 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.)

This week’s design is number 638 in the book.

spotted leaf papercut - square with scalpel - Kay Vincent LaserSister

Closer up:

spotted leaf papercut - close up - Kay Vincent LaserSister

This one looks a bit lumpy up close. I seem to have forgotten my recent-ish revelation that I can go back and neaten up the papercutting before I actually take the photo. Plus, the tiny size of the leaf makes any imperfections more obvious. All the same, I really like this one.

It was really really hard to cut out the teeny tiny holes. I needed to use a completely new blade so that there was less chance of ripping the paper. I also needed to wear some reading glasses. The leaf is so small that I can’t even focus on it properly most of the time anyway, so there is no chance that I’d be able to see it in enough detail to cut the holes out.

Now I’ve been listening to the audiobook of The Academy by FD Lee. It’s the sequel to The Fairy’s Tale, which I really enjoyed. Today I’ve also been watching a bit more of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

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