Friday, June 19, 2009

Evening Song

Original design by Judy Hartman

I did this paper cut this afternoon, using scrapbook paper, scissors and an exacto knife. It's funny - I meant to draw the design on the patterned side of the black paper, so that the black side would face out. I had already done the drawing on the black side when I realized my mistake! I decided to continue on and I think it turned out to be a happy accident! I like the look of the outline broken up by the stars. What do you think?

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Have a great weekend!


  1. I think the stars provide a great secondary pattern and relief to the black outline. Happy accidents! I would like to know if that is cut from one piece and if you cut it with an exacto knife. I have an interest in using paper stencils in my quilting so any help you can give would be appreciated.

  2. Hi Libby
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Good to hear from you.
    Yes, the piece was cut from one piece of paper. I tried to design it
    so that it would all hold together without glue, but I did slip in a couple of places,
    so it was good that I was gluing it on to a background!
    I cut all the tiny cuts first (leaves, facial features) with exacto knife and tiny scissors.
    The larger lines were cut with scissors.
    I'll be interested to see how you'll incorporate paper stencils into your designs!
    Thanks for your interest!

  3. i think it turned out beautiful!!!! your new blog is of course just as awesome as your other one!!! i can't wait to see what other paper goodness you will be showing us!

    many hugs!

  4. I think your subconscious knew what it was doing. :) nice to meet a fellow paper artist.

  5. mmmm lovely! i often see quilt designs that would translate into paper art...and i think this design would translate beautifully into a quilt! The stars in the black outlines are a very happy accident.

  6. Success!
    It looks like a stained glass window. You should have another accident like this some time.

  7. Judy...these paper cuttings are just beautiful! They remind me of the window hangings you did for Country Goose sooooo many years ago!

  8. Oh my gosh this is beautiful. It is amazing to be able to do this work I think. Truly stunning. Thank you for your comments on my blog! You are very sweet. I am going to have a look around your blog a little more :)