Saturday, April 30, 2011

Domestic Goddess

Here is another cut made from the decaying book pages. I wish I felt more like a goddess when I am in a domestic cleaning mode.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bad Dog

This week, I decided to play around with paper. I have an old Zane Grey book that is falling apart, so I thought I would put its decaying pages to good use. The paper was brittle which wasn't a big problem until I tried to glue it down. The glue pulled the tail right off the dog. I like the texture the words and the browning page gives to the papercut, but I think I'll have to keep the glue to a minimum.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bunnies and Eggs

For this month's ATCs, I had fun with white bunnies and Easter eggs. It just seemed the right season for it.

Just sit back and enjoy.

I hope Spring has finally come your way. I am not sure it really is here yet, but we keep getting hints of good weather.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Following in Grandma's Footsteps

I have always admired my Grandma Fletcher and her endless creativity. I think that she was a great artist and would love to get up to her standards. This is one of my favorite pen and ink drawings that she did. I love all the character that she added to the trees, water and the boy's hair. Well, I thought that it would make a nice papercut, so this past weekend, I tried to do just that.

I tried to keep to her main design, but I did change a few things here and there to accommodate cutting it from one piece of paper. For instance, I had to make the boy's hair longer so that I could attach his left eye. I also added shoes. It was a challenge to translate the picture. It felt good to stretch some. Overall I was happy with the results.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Going Fishin'

Okay, I am not the one going fishing. I don't think I have ever gone fishing, but when the weather turned nice for a day or two, I thought it might be a good day for someone to go fishing.
This boy looks like that is all he has on his mind. I had fun cutting this one. I was glad that I had sometime this weekend to work on it. I hope that there are more warm days coming soon.