I made this picture for our home last year but it was too late to share it with you then as it was almost Christmas day itself by the time I finally finished it!
If you'd like to make a papercut like this for your home or as a gift, I would suggest starting it now.
Papercutting is a lovely, almost magically craft. It's very soothing to do, quite meditative but one thing it is not is quick!
To make your own picture you will need:
- A frame
- Paper or thin card to fit your frame, one in your main colour and one to go behind.
- Scrap paper to practice your design
- A soft pencil
- A craft knife and spare blades. I have an xacto knife and used 3 blades on this picture.
- A cutting mat
Choose a starting point and just work from there. You are cutting either side of the lines you have drawn - to remove the little shapes that are formed between the lines.