Before I started my work we discussed what kind of design and colours she wanted it to have. For the dining room she wanted to have a botanical design (http://fenfolio.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/artistic-explorations-papercutting-1.html) in the colours deep red/orange/yellow to fit with a sofa there. For the living room she wanted to have something that would suit the current colour scheme cerulean blue/turquoise/sepia and coastal theme.
Here I have started cutting out my design for the large piece "Botanical Patterns Red/Orange/Yellow", 92 x 67 cm.
|Cutting out my design ©Fenfolio2017|
Once finished I laid it on coloured paper to see all was fine.
|Botanical Patterns papercut on brown paper ©Fenfolio2017|
Then I painted the papercut with Golden High Flow Acrylics in the colours red, orange and yellow.
|Botanical Patterns Red/Orange/Yellow ©Fenfolio2017|
|Close-up Botanical Patterns Red/Orange/Yellow ©Fenfolio2017|
The second piece was smaller and a new design all together. After I made a few sketches and played with some patterns I decided on this design for "Coastal Patterns", 50 x 37 cm.
|Coastal Patterns papercut on blue paper ©Fenfolio2017|
Once finished I painted the papercut with Golden High Flow Acrylics again in the colours blue, turquoise and sepia.
|Coastal Patterns papercut in blue, turquoise and sepia ©Fenfolio2017|
|Close-up of Coastal Patterns papercut in blue, turquoise and sepia |
Both are hung in an acrylic frame. Hopefully soon I can take some photos while the sun is shining as shadows will be displayed on the wall behind the papercut creating a 3D effect. I will update here then. My friend is delighted with the pieces and that makes me happy too!