ONLINE Papercutting: An introduction to the basics - Wed 16th June 2021 10am
If you wish to take part but are unable to attend the workshop demo live, please let us know in the notes field when booking where possible.
We will record the workshop demo session and provide a video playback service to all students for 30 days.
NB. The follow up session is not recorded
Wed 16th June 10am - 11:30am workshop demo with Q&A
Wed 30th June 10am - 11am follow up session
Back by popular demand, this LivePlus™ online workshop is ideal for absolute beginners who want to understand the basics of creative papercutting.
This workshop is perfect for complete novices as Christine will take you through the process in simple easy to understand steps, with lots of visuals. All the basic skills required for successful papercutting will be covered in detail including use of scalpels, different types of paper, and lots of inspirational resources to research in your own time.
Students will master a couple of different methods for achieving beautiful, crisp paper cuts. Using lettering as a starting point, you will learn how to create a unique design for a birthday greeting, as well as picking up lots of handy top tips to help improve your technique.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- loading and unloading a blade from a scalpel
- safe use of scalpel
- basic top tips for starting papercutting
- some simple cutting exercises to gain confidence for the blade
- cutting out various shapes and designs
- cutting out a design in reverse
- how to create a design using lettering as a starting point
- learning the two layer technique of cutting out
- different types of paper for different jobs
- how to use layout paper to develop a design
- finishing off a cut
- presenting a finished cut
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Swann Morton Handle number 3
- Swann Morton Blades number 10A (packet of 5)
- A4 Cutting mat
- A4 Daler Rowney Layout paper, 45gsm
- Good quality pencil (Steadtler) B softness
- Pencil grip, to use with your scalpel
- 80 gsm paper (white photocopy paper is perfect)
- A variety of coloured papers 80 - 120 gsm
- Set of small pliers
- Masking tape
NB. Standard craft knives are NOT suitable for paper cutting; they are too clunky and the blades are too thick to achieve the fine cutting needed.
You needn't have the materials ready whilst watching the live demonstration – the demo session is a time to watch, ask and learn. After the demo you will be sent a link to the recording, which you can watch as many times as you wish for thirty days.
Links to suppliers
Pretty much everything is available from eBay or other online stores.