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I've been creative for as long as I can remember, trying my hand at many different arts and crafts.

However, it was a year spent in Denmark that opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of papercutting, which the Danes call papirklipning.

This is a craft that takes great concentration, precision and a steady hand because a simple slip can ruin hours of work. But I think the reward of a handmade papercut makes it all worthwhile.

I've also recently discovered several vintage books on paper sculpture, which was often used in shop window displays between the first and second World Wars because resources were limited. These books have inspired me to add more dimension to my work, which you will no doubt see over the coming months…

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  • Joined August 14, 2007

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Paper, cutting knife, ink, thread

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About

I've been creative for as long as I can remember, trying my hand at many different arts and crafts.

However, it was a year spent in Denmark that opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of papercutting, which the Danes call papirklipning.

This is a craft that takes great concentration, precision and a steady hand because a simple slip can ruin hours of work. But I think the reward of a handmade papercut makes it all worthwhile.

I've also recently discovered several vintage books on paper sculpture, which was often used in shop window displays between the first and second World Wars because resources were limited. These books have inspired me to add more dimension to my work, which you will no doubt see over the coming months.

I hope you enjoy looking at my little papercuts and paper sculptures as much as I've enjoyed making them.

Tamara :)

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