I am in awe. This is probably the most interesting paper cutting I’ve seen in the last two years. Forget laser cutting through books (does anyone else think laser cutting is kind of cheating?), this is… well, I’ll let you see for yourself!
Meg Hitchcock painstakingly cuts letters from religious texts and then reassembles them to create the words of other holy books.
Isn’t that beautiful?
My mother-in-law’s birthday is coming up, and I am unable to be there for the big celebration, which just stinks. But at least I can send my husband over with a little gift.
This is papercut is kind of unusual in that it is brand new to me – I’ve never before used vellum, and this is my first go at a multi-layer cut. I only have the top layer done so far – but you can see what I hope to do with the rest of it.
And for those of you who might wonder: this is the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, in North Carolina.
I hope to have this completed by the end of the weekend, so keep an eye out!
I’ll just keep this short and sweet:
Here is a card that I made for my friend.
It took me 4 tries to figure out that I had to cut to the left of the fold (spatial reasoning fail).
As you can see, I’m still learning to cut the curves (lithium shakes don’t help).
It’s backed with watercolored and ironed tracing paper.
I hope she loves it.