triangle swag papercut - horizontal with scalpel for scale - Kay Vincent LaserSister

Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 60: Triangle Swag

Triangle Swag #634

“Triangle Swag” is from my continuing papercutting challenge (where I’m trying to work my way through all of the designs in the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book by Dover Books.)

Today’s design is number 634 in the book. And because it was cut on Day 60 of my 100-day papercutting challenge, that means I’m six tenths of the way through the challenge. On the other hand, I don’t think I’m even halfway through cutting all 922 of the total number of designs, yet. So I’ll still be cutting for another couple of years. Still – I should be pretty good at papercutting by then!

triangle swag papercut - with vertical scalpel for scale - Kay Vincent LaserSister

Closer up:

triangle swag papercut - close up - Kay Vincent LaserSister

Technically speaking, I think the definition of a “swag” is that it’s a (decorative) piece of draped or folded fabric, like curtains. But I didn’t know what else to call this particular type of motif. It might not exactly be a swag, but it’s not really a “sprig” either. Maybe it’s a swig or a sprag?

Anway, not only do I love this design, but I particularly enjoyed cutting it and am very pleased with the way the shapes and thin lines turned out. It’s a bit fancy, but it’s also fairly small and simple. It didn’t take long to cut, either. I look forward to using it again in a ‘proper’ project. Maybe I could mirror the design and then use the two pieces as a kind of frame for something.

In the background today I’ve been listening a bit more to The Princess and the Orrery by F.D. Lee. It feels a lot slower than the previous two books. And the plight of one of the characters makes me feel a bit queasy. I’m still hoping it will start to perk up soon, though…

Any comments? (e.g. What would you call this type of design, if not a ‘swag’) You can chip in via the comments page, or Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

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