Cut Out Mini

There is probably a name for this kind of book but I’m not sure what it is.  This was a trial run, the first I’ve made, and I didn’t know exactly how it would go together until it was done (that’s the way I go about things!).  I learned that I need a new knife, one without the tip broken off, but I’ve got one and I think I’ll try this again.

 

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Two little latches, both have to be undone and swivelled out of the way.

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Then the book pops out like this, with three cut outs.

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Each has two pages behind it with different papers. The rose gets the shiny red and the sparkly purple, depending on which way you look at the book.

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The shell is purple one way…

And green the next.

And green the next.

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So on…

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And so forth.

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2 thoughts on “Cut Out Mini

  1. Deb says:

    I saw a show on PBS a few months ago where a paper artist was using a punch that she tapped with a hammer to create intricate paper works like the one you have shared. Evidently it is a traditional art form. I think the artist was in New Mexico or Texas. She had punches of different shapes and sizes. Just thought I would mention it in case you wanted to check out the tools.

    • art3g says:

      Good tip! I wanted to do a little research on paper cutting anyway. It was a bit disappointing that there isn’t a cool name for the craft in North America, but in Mexico, China and Sweden it is a more traditional art form. There are certainly a lot of tools out there in Google images land! But for me I’ll have to go the thrifty way and cut out my own 🙂

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