PAPER CUTTING: On finding a new hobby because I have time to spareJuly 22, 2015
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 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.
Posted by verna luga
She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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