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Carl Rohrs PENCIL - PEN - STILETTO: Cut Paper Calligraphy and Decorated Letters


Carl Rohrs

PENCIL - PEN - STILETTO: Cut Paper Calligraphy and Decorated Letters-

 October 25, 2013

 

There's a centuries-old connection between the traditions of cut-paper and lettering art, but there are tremendous new works of contemporary art in the medium of cut paper. One of the beauties of the medium is that the basic technique is so elemental, but the intricacies and possibilities have no limits. So we will be examining the simple techniques of paper cutting that can lead to incredibly complex works of art. I have lately become happily lost in combining several patterns, colors and textures of marbled & Chiyogami papers and brocade cloths into just one letter. 

 

 

Material list:

 

An exacto knife (S417) and plenty of #11 blades (S130, S130-100); a self-healing cutting matt (S504), the bigger the better, but a 9"x12" really is just fine; and paper to cut: most cut paper art is traditionally done on black paper, so I'd load up on that if I were you, something in the Canson Mi-tientes (PS61) kind of weight neighborhood. But ANY COLOR is going to work. As much as I would prefer to advise you to travel lightly, it will give you more options for creativity to have a nice selection of paper with you. Marbled and patterned papers will come into use as well (your cut-out letters will need something interesting to sit on top of).

 

There will be an optional special project, a cut-paper prismatic letter, that you may want to try. For this you will need 6 or 7 sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" paper, that range in color from light to dark or black. If there is an art store or hobby store near you that stocks scrap book supplies they will usually have a large selection of colored papers in this size. Get the slightly heavier weight they might call card stock and pick out a nice range of value in colors that go together -- it can be monochromatic or not.

 



S417. Excel Deluxe Knife (NonSlip)
Excel Deluxe Knife

It's time to upgrade. This American-made knife has a soft handle, a no-roll feature, much sharper blades, and best of all its PURPLE (or Black, Blue, Red). It's no more expensive than X-Acto's basic knife! Safety Cap, #11 Blade.



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S504. Self Healing Cutting Mat
Use this cutting mat to protect your table or desk when cutting paper or board. Unlike a piece of paper board (or your table) the cuts from your craft knife will heal and disappear!




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