After a conversation with Sarah W. about ideas for paper cuts, I got out my materials and did one the other day. It is based on someone else's idea that I had in my sketchbook.
|Sketchbook pages of paper cut designs|
|All the little cuttings|
|Tools used, and design in reverse, on grey paper|
The original concept was to be around a light.
|Cute, but not right. (The light is LED, so it is safe.)|
That obviously didn't work. The design - of the tree - is too lacy and cannot support itself. I thought of adding a tissue paper sheet behind the tree for support and to let light through, but that didn't look good either.
So I decided to keep it flat and to try a couple of background options, coloured and traditional.
|This is with a pastel coloured background, but the figures, being grey, and not black, are not sharp enough.|
|So, white it is.|
Now I need to try more suitable designs. More to come, I hope.
This is where we were last night for a concert of works by Tchaikovsky - violin concerto - and Mahler's first symphony. When one of ones children has a gift certificate, it should be used, right?
|Tonhalle in Zürich|