papercut 127 - watermarked - LaserSister - KayVincent

Lockdown Papercutting Project Day 9: Triangular Sprig

Triangular Sprig #127

This “Triangular Sprig” design is from Day 9 of my Covid19 Lockdown papercutting project.

…which is part of an even bigger papercutting project that I’ve been doing for the last couple of years. I’m trying to adapt 100 designs for papercutting, from the “922 Decorative Vector Ornaments” book by Dover Books. Then I’ll cut them with scissors and/or scalpel over 100 days.

This design is number #127 in the book.

papercut 127 pinterest vertical - LaserSister - KayVincent

Closer up:

papercut 127 - square watermarked - LaserSister - KayVincent

I’m really on a roll with this papercutting thing – I don’t think I’ve accidentally ripped any for ages! And either I’m getting much better at papercutting, or I’m getting better at forgiving myself for all of the tiny little errors that happen when you hand-cut paper designs. (Or maybe I’m getting better at both.)

It reminds me of a similar design that I cut/posted fairly recently, of a triangular flower and leaf sprig. And that one in turn reminded me of 1960s Chinese papercuts, that a Wikipedia page calls “chuāng huā (窗花), window flowers or window paper-cuts.”

Because it’s symmetrical, I’m thinking about creating a sort of Chinese and Mexican mash-up/fusion design, where I turn it into a ‘papel picado’ motif.

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