PAPER CUTTING: On finding a new hobby because I have time to spare

Nothing so new about this actually, most moms with school children having school projects have done this many times in their lives. 

But when I came across this video on Youtube featuring a man creating beautiful and intricate pieces out of cutting papers, I said, maybe I should try doing one, something a little upgraded than a school project. (lol) I have time to spare these days anyway so why not get started. 

So the basics would be a steel ruler, (mine is quiet long actually, the ideal would be just the 6” long) a pencil and eraser for sketching patterns, a craft knife (you can score one at hardware stores, but National Bookstore also has pretty ones, whichever runs convenient for you), a cutting mat and of course the paper. I think I bought a thicker one at 225gsm for my first work. I should have bought the thinner ones so I won’t be putting much pressure when cutting, my fingers we're sore after the session.

Anyway, after three hours I did my very first freehand papercut art. I call this series - Fire, Water, Wind and Earth. 

Thought not bad for a first-timer, what Do you think?

PAPER CUTTING: On finding a hobby because I have time to spare

PAPER CUTTING: On finding a hobby because I have time to spare

PAPER CUTTING: On finding a hobby because I have time to spare

PAPER CUTTING: On finding a hobby because I have time to spare

Paper Cutting Tools, Woman Elan Vital
Paper Cutting is a hobby with simple and cheap tools you can just find around the house. 
But it's amazing to see it would give-off beautiful and fulfilling results. 
I also love how this hobby have tested my patience up to the very end of the project.

Try it!

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