Cutting holes in paper. A simple idea, but one that has endless possibilities!
I tried papercutting a few years ago and fell in love with it. Gradually cutting away with a scalpel and watching a piece take shape is captivating, and I still love to produce pieces that draw you in and make you want to look closer at the intricate detail. Over the years I have commissioned countless pieces of hand cut art, and I still take great delight in the oohs, aahs and even tears (happy tears!) that I've seen and heard about when people receive their special piece.
In order to produce prints of my papercut pieces, I realised I needed more skills in digital design. I upskilled myself and set about trying some new ideas! After many hours of designing and perfecting, I came up with a way to produce some papercuts with depth, created by layering simple shapes on top of one another. I have honed my technique and am now incredibly proud of my 'layercuts', which I digitally design, cut layer by layer precisely using a machine and then assemble meticulously piece by piece to create the final effect.
I always wanted to experiment with lights in my cuts, knowing what fascinating shadows and effects can be made. From this experimentation, my Christmas Fairy light frames were born and have been hugely popular. I have started to develop some of these for all year round occasions too. A fairy light is for life, not just for Christmas!
So, whether you chose a unique hand-drawn, hand-cut papercut , a striking, precise layercut, or an illuminated fairy light piece, Rope Papercuts is all about me, cutting holes in paper, making beautiful art especially for you.
If you ever lose me, just follow the trail of teeny bits of paper...