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Welcome to my little corner of the paper cut world! 剪紙, Kirie, Scherenschnitte, Vytynanky, ka'ti, Papel picado are all paper cut art forms practiced across the globe.

Nine years ago I started self-studying Eastern European folklore paper cutting; two years later transitioned to one-sheet solid color cutouts. Somewhere in between I arrived at my own original style & application of this traditional craft which I'm now excited to share with you on etsy.

I love working with outdated maps, dictionaries, vintage books and music sheets creating one-of-a-kind custom cartography and lexicography paper-cut art for those you heart.

Before I begin, each sheet of paper requires that I learn its texture, fibers and knots for my x-acto knife to find the best route for its cuts. When…

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  • Born on November 25
  • Joined March 26, 2010

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maps, dictionaries, paper, sheet music

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About

Welcome to my little corner of the paper cut world! 剪紙, Kirie, Scherenschnitte, Vytynanky, ka'ti, Papel picado are all paper cut art forms practiced across the globe.

Nine years ago I started self-studying Eastern European folklore paper cutting; two years later transitioned to one-sheet solid color cutouts. Somewhere in between I arrived at my own original style & application of this traditional craft which I'm now excited to share with you on etsy.

I love working with outdated maps, dictionaries, vintage books and music sheets creating one-of-a-kind custom cartography and lexicography paper-cut art for those you heart.

Before I begin, each sheet of paper requires that I learn its texture, fibers and knots for my x-acto knife to find the best route for its cuts. When using solid paper I first draw the intended cut lines with a pencil on the reverse side - this allows me to cut the entire design in one beautiful piece. I cut through maps, book pages and music sheets freehand.

If the place you want to celebrate is in the world atlas, the special word of your choice in a dictionary, I can help create a unique, meaningful gift for a loved one.

See how my paper cut pieces come into life and my current works in progress at http://papercuthearts.wordpress.com/

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