Paper Cutting Workshops

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

Then paper cutting is for you.

This workshop is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of paper cutting. Paper cutting 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 7 years, she has been published in several books about Paper Cutting 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

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

Pop-Up Cards Workshop
April 7th 11-1pm
My Papercut Forest Studio, Brighton
Tickets here

Pop-Up Cards Workshop
April 17th 11-1pm
My Papercut Forest Studio, Brighton
Tickets here

April 21st, 2018; 10 to 1pm.
Lawrence Art Studio
16 Kingsthorpe Road, Hove, BN3 5HR
Tickets here

June 14th, 2018; 10 to 1pm.
west Elm, West Elm, The Bentall Centre
Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1TP
Tickets here

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.”

My paper garden

In the past couple of years, I started gardening. It’s absolutely wonderful to see how everything grows in this country. So I decided to recreate the exact same plants I have in my garden, but in paper. Fuchsias, geraniums, a spider plant, tulips, calendulas, dahlias, orchid, lavender. And of course the tools: gloves, a watering can, trowel, mini secateurs and spades.
The box is 23x23cm so the flowers are very small, it’s all handmade.
You can find more details on my Etsy Shop

Ode to Anxiety

Ode to Anxiety – Personal Work

A couple of months ago, my baby was quite ill. My anxiety was all over the place, couldn’t sleep really. Every night I went to my desk and hand cut it a little bit of this piece. It’s completely handmade. Took me 3 months to complete, doing and hour now and then when everyone else was sleeping in the house. Papercutting helps me to focus and relax when I need it the most.
I called it “Ode to Anxiety” because that’s how I felt it. Something growing and growing like a plant coming from the stomach, taking over everything that was around. I’m very fond of this piece, it’s very different of what I normally do. Finished it when Felix was better and cured.

My Wardrobe – Paper Sculpture


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.