Posts filed under ‘Papercuts’

White on Black or Black on White?

First I would like to apologize for not posting anything for a long, long time. Thank you for being patient with me.

Here are two exact-o knife (papercut) zebras I made with white and black cardstock paper. This goes back to the classic question: are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

Black on white zebras

So what do you think, white-on-black or black-on-white?


September 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm 4 comments

Papercut Panda

This is one of the first papercuts I ever made.

Papercut Panda

Here are a few other papercuts I’ve done:

Papercut Bookmarks

Papercut Tree

Papercut Horse on Flowers


June 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm 3 comments

Papercut Cactus

This is a papercut cactus I made years ago when I was first starting in this type of art.

Papercut Cactus photo

May 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm 3 comments

Another Papercut Horse

This is yet another papercut I did of a horse. This one is also colored, this time with markers.

Papercut Horse photo

May 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm 2 comments

Papercut Horse on Flowers

This is a papercut horse I made on a blue background. This one’s a bit different than others I’ve done since it’s colored.

Papercut Horse Photo

Detail of the head:

Papercut Horse Detail Photo

This shows you the size:

Papercut Horse Photo

Here’s an example of papercut art used in a different project to add variety and make it unique: Mini Hardcover Book. Also check out Papercut Tree.

May 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm 2 comments

Papercut Bookmarks

Here are 6 papercut bookmarks I made.

Papercut Bookmarks Photo

Stay tuned for detailed close-ups!

May 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm 5 comments

Papercut Tree

I love to cut paper with X-Acto knifes or craft blades to make pictures! This one is around 6″ by 10″, and has a layered paper background.

Papercut Tree Photo

Detail of the leaves:

Papercut Tree Detail Photo

When making a papercut (the name for this kind of art), I find it helpful to draw the design in pencil on the back of the paper, and cut it on the back as well. Keep in mind when cutting on the back that your design will be opposite on the front. For example, when you cut out words they be backwards when you turn the paper around.

Feel free to check out this Mini Hardcover Book and Mini Beaded Leather Book where I used papercut art in small books I made.

Also if you have any questions or comments feel free to enter them below:

May 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm 2 comments

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On Originalities you will find my old art. I have now moved to a new personal site. Please visit the link below for my current writing:


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My supercool former roommate (and fellow INTP!) friend Bella drew this from the crazy filtered pic I posted in my story. See more of her adorable art at @joie.plume Walk I have never been to a dance or even tried on a fancy dress. Today I did that on a whim, and it was a magical experience. These pictures will serve as the prom I never had.

This dress now has a place in my heart, as it continues to hang on a rack at the mall. 😊 Book 2/50 read in 2018

Three Men in a Boat (along with the Sherlock Holmes stories), is my go-to bedtime book. It's classic British literature but still so incredibly funny today. I've read it at least 6 times. After a weekend of being the sole person taking care of my visiting father who has the flu, and otherwise a weekend of absolute apathy, I hope I've finally come to the determination:
With God's help, I need to take control of my life.
I've had increasingly hard times lately (for no reason and every reason). I don't lack the motivation to do things, but the energy.
For example, take reading. In 2016. I read 58 books. In 2017 a fifth of that. In 2018, my brother, sister, and I all have the goal of reading 50 books. I hope the competition will give me the energy needed to focus on reading when I could be watching tv.
So! I will post each book I finish on Instagram with the goal that you all can bully me, if needed, to reach my goal.
Originals, by Adam Grant, is book 1/50. With its title, you'd expect original ideas within. It lives up to that promise.
Although written as your typical business or pop culture psychology book, it challenges popular "truths," such as "there's no bad idea in brainstorming" (in this example, saying that encourages low quality ideas and groupthink).
I may have enjoyed it more because I agree with its ideas. That being said, I argue it's beneficial to read a book which has different ideas than the norm, if no other reason than to broaden your thinking.
My next book, which I will finish in a few days, is Three Men in a Boat, a Victorian comedy (and one of my all time favorites). Overcast days make for the best pictures Eternal God Met two cool people and was a guest on the @womenintechshow podcast!
Listen to the episode on my blog (link in bio). Let's pretend I'm standing in front of a rack of spacesuits and am about to be shot to the International Space Station in order to conduct research on interplanetary travel and meet a delegation of aliens.
#skydiving What fun it is to sit down and sketch the first draft of a new app mockup.
This how I design an app or software feature:
1. Recieve a brain dump from the person who has the concept. Scribble these thoughts down in bullet point format in one of my many notebooks.
(My current notebook is red with a vintage anatomical heart, which might seem a little goth, but I just intend for it to remind me not to be an emotionless robot in life.)
2. Sketch draft of initial app flow. I don't pay much attention to details at this point. It's intended for a high level proof of concept to make sure the features' structures I in envision in my head will work in two dimensions on the screen.
3. Create the screens as wireframes in the computer. Polish as I go to add detail and fill in gaps from the sketches.
4. Then I send for feedback and we iterate. This is my least favorite part, as often complicated technical questions come up I have to figure out, and I have to think at a high level of detail.
5. I take the final wireframes and create "pixel perfect" designs with color and fonts and pretty layout in Adobe Illustrator.
Then we're done with the mockups! Magic accomplished.
(Please add occasional half-steps for procrastination. To rejuvenate my mind, of course. Heh. That's what I'm doing right now by making this post.) Found in the mental disorders section. Misplaced? I disagree with anyone who sees introversion as a disadvantage. Life of a User Interface Designer Part 3
A centepede with pens for feet appears to have walked across every page in your notebook.

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