Papercutting Workshops

Are you looking to explore your artistic side and develop a new practical skill?

Then papercutting is for you.

This workshop is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of papercutting. Papercutting is a fast growing trend and a great way of creating designs to brighten up your home, create decorations for special occasions such as Christmas and Weddings, or make personal gifts for friends and family.

During this three hour workshop you will learn how to use a scalpol knife to cut intricate designs from existing templates. You will learn various techniques which I’ll talk you through step by step, and will be encouraged to experiment with colours and textures using a selection of papers to create your piece. You will create your own artwork which you can then take home with you. Your work can then be mounted into a frame and given as a present, or displayed in your own home. You will also learn how to create your own designs for future artworks.

All materials will be provided and you will get to go home with one small but wonderful artwork ready to frame and hang on your wall. Classes are limited so please be quick if you would like to book. Tea and cake will be provided.

I’ve been a papercutter for 5 years, she has been published in several books about Papercutting and did several paper illustration for publications. She is an illustrator and graphic designer, papercutter and very experienced teacher, excited to pass on these skills to other makers.

For more information please email me.

Coming Workshops 2018

February 24th, 2018 – 10am- 1pm.
Wimbledon Library, London
Tickets here

3D Modelling Paper
March 10 and 17th, 10 to 15pm.
OGB Space, Brighton
Tickets here

March 24th, 2018, 10-1 pm.
Ditchling Museum of Art and Crafts,
Ditchling.
Tickets here

April 21st, 2018; 10 to 1pm.
Hove

Comments of previous students about this workshop

“Humour, freedom to be creative but with good templates to start from /customise. Relaxed, fun, great biscuits!”

“Very relaxing, yet creatively challenging”

“Silvina was lovely, very patient. Well organised”

“Everything was so smooth and gentle, it was very relaxing.”

“Really welcoming, relaxed and friendly. Great fun”

“Friendly and inspiring teacher with a good range of equipment and materials. A lovely project, much more that I thought we’d be able to achieve.”

“The actual project, very sophisticated yet achievable.”

“It was great, really relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Gave me lots of confidence to try at home.”

DIY Christmas Window Display

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Hello! Christmas is fast approaching. This weekend we had a bit of fun creating a Christmassy window display at home using some of my paper cuts. The children had a lot of fun helping me putting all the stars in place. It is a great activity to do with kids and looks lovely with candles. Want to make your own? Just follow these simple instructions:

What you’ll need

– 2/3 straight-ish thin branches from the park
– 6 sheets of white or cream paper
Invisible Thread
Sticky dots
– 4 pieces of this rustic Jute string to hold the branches together
– Scissors or Scalpel
– These downloadable patterns to copy the figures (just in case you don’t want to draw them)
– Some Christmas lights

Instructions 🙂
1. We found that two branches adequately spanned our window but use as many or as few as you need. Tie a piece of string onto both ends of each branch.
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2. Wrap the Christmas lights around the branches and tie them up so they run along the top of the window.
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3. Copy the patterns/drawings onto the cream paper. If you don’t want to draw them and then cut them with scissors or a scalpel. Make a lot of stars. The moon can be a little bit tricky, but you can always do an easy version with a circle.
4. Place the sticky dots behind each piece and stick them to the window, let the kids do this part!
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5. Cut four pieces of invisible thread and hang them from the branches running down to the bottom of the window. Stick the ends down with scotch tape or tie them around the branch to keep them straight. Stick some more stars onto the thread, you can secure them with cellotape on the back.
6. Put some candles at the bottom, I used this lovely paper holders
7. Voila! You have a Christmas Display!

And if you do this, please take some photos and send them to me, I’d love to see you get on.

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My Wardrobe – Paper Sculpture

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Every night I have a discussion with my husband -“You have too many clothes”, – “actually no, I need more space!”. So I thought why not recreate my wardrobe? It is full of stuff…. can you see the cat?
It is made with ivory and brown textured paper.
It has a wooden base. Height: 32 cm.

I made a very similar piece for the book “Beautiful Paper Cutting: Over 30 Creative Projects for Cards, Gifts, Decor, and Jewelry” published by Lark Crafts.