Almost there

The paper quilt version of L is for Lettering is just about finished. I have to sew on the mounts; then the panels for letters A, C, and E can be tucked into place properly and the work will be complete.

Eight of the interior intersections are capped with a Japanese paper featuring Japanese script in gold. I eliminated the red line, which was a late idea in any case.

Like G is for Geography, this piece comes with a book also called L is for Lettering.

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Friday Night Flicks: Letterlocking

My Advent Calendar in 2018 began with some letterlocking folds.  Today’s flick shows an interesting diamond fold.

 

 

If you are interested in the history of letterlocking, you could watch another video this weekend that includes a bit of background, or learn how to make iron gall ink or invisible ink from two of the other short films on the letterlocking vimeo feed. Letterlocking even has an Instagram account!

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Sewing Along

I have been sewing the letters on panels for L is for Lettering, and as of yesterday afternoon I am about two thirds done. I have produced a lot of little thread ends.

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Friday Night Flicks: La Valse Botanique

Last in this series on papercut artists, tonight’s flick is a papercut stop-motion animation by Studio Apvis. The video even has a romantic ending appropriate for the date.

 

 

Perhaps you will share La Valse Botanique with your Valentine this weekend.

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Another post with a lot of white images

I finished the backing for L is for Lettering this week. Here it is with just the sewing done:

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Friday Night Flicks: Pablo Lehmann

Third in this set of Friday Night Flicks featuring papercut artists is an interview with Pablo Lehmann. The video was made six years ago as part of Campo Artistico’s ongoing series of mini-documentaries about Argentinian artists. The soundtrack is in Spanish, but there are subtitles.

 

 

You could view more of Lehmann’s work this weekend by visiting his website.

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DIY Valentine 2020

It’s the beginning of February, and time for the annual Byopia Press DIY Valentine. This year’s design began with a heavily photoshopped version of a lipstick-ey kiss.

The card uses an interesting mechanism that I saw on the Internet last year. I have no idea who designed it, so if this mechanism is your invention, please let me know so I can give proper credit. (Update: see end of post.) Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Marco Gallotta

Tonight’s flick features another papercut artist, Marco Gallotta. His work sometimes includes photographs, or drawings, or paintings which he cuts and layers.

 

 

There is a video interview with him here. It will be most informative if you understand Italian, but you still might want to watch it this weekend for the glimpses of his work. You can also see more of his art on his website.

 

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Déja vu all over again

By early afternoon yesterday, my work bench was looking hauntingly familiar.

I have started folding the backing panels for a second wall piece using the same Shrigley binding variant as I used for G is for Geography.

G for Geography is now complete. All the embroidery is done and the cover panels attached to the sixteen interior junctions.

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Friday Night Flicks: Kia Sue Papercutting

Last week’s video featured the work of Korean artist Na Seo Hwan, who creates woven forms from handmade, handspun paper. Paper cutting is another art form where paper is not just a substrate for other media. Today’s videos feature the cut paper art of Kia Sue.

 

 

If you have another two and a half minutes to spare this weekend, here’s a second video.

 

 

You can also see more of her work on Béhance.

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