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Papercutting Tips and Techniques Book


My lovely new Papercutting Tips and Techniques book guides you from choosing a scalpel to displaying your papercuts and everything in between. It also has pages at the back of the book with practice sheets and three beautiful papercut designs to photocopy so you can cut along with my step-by-step photographs.

You’ll learn how to choose the right paper for your project and the scalpels you’ll need and I explain how to cut your first line before advancing to cutting detailed shapes and letters. It’s packed with papercutting tips as well as advice on different ways to frame or display your papercut arwork and for the first time ever I’ve even shared how I design my templates and how to create your own for your paper cutting pleasure. I am super proud of my papercutting book and I hope you’ll love it too!

Availability: 7 in stock (can be backordered)

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Add print outs in a lovely folder: x4 practice sheets x1 simple template (home is wherever I'm with you) x1 intermediate template (You are my sunshine) x1 intricate template (Believe you can and you're halfway there)

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From the back cover of Papercutting Tips and Techniques:

Discover the wonderfully relaxing art of papercutting and create stunning designs. This gorgeous book explains the absorbing and rewarding art of paper cutting. Packed with papercutting tips, ideas and enthusiasm, it takes you through the whole process from first picking up a scalpel to displaying your work of art. Kyleigh generously shares her skills and her amazing designs to present a book that inspires as well as instructs.

Materials – a clear guide to choosing the right paper for your project and the scalpels you’ll need

Technique – explains how to cut your first line before advancing to cutting detailed shapes and letters

Display – advice on how to display your creations to best effect

Templates – positive, negative and half-and-half templates are explained, as well as instruction on how to design your own

Step-by-step examples – three templates of increasing difficulty demonstrate the techniques explained

Kyleigh Orlebar is an award winning papercut artist and designer whose playful typographical papercuts are influenced by her background in – and love for – graphic design, Her passion for what she does shines through in her beautiful papercut designs, as well as in her popular workshops.

Book Exclusive – optional extra only available here!

For a limited time, when you buy my book you have the option to add  folder of print outs from the back of the book comprising x4 practice sheets, x1 simple template, x1 intermediate template and x1 intricate template all in a lovely snazzy folder.

Why can’t I just cut up the pages of the book?

Well why indeed, HOWEVER… the practice sheets and templates at the back of the book printed back to back and designed to photocopy onto A4 paper and not cut out of the book (it is after all a written guide and not a template book) so I would recommend adding the print outs so you have them ready to cut when your lovely papercutting book arrives.

Papercutting Tips & Techniques by Kyleigh Orlebar is published by Crowood Press 2023

ISBN: 978-0-7198-4209-2

127 pages, soft back, full colour

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