Paper + Scissors

When I make jewellery, I always have a detailed drawing of what I am going to make before I start cutting into the materials. Of course some things might get slightly changed along the way for either technical or aesthetic reasons but in general I know exactly what the finished item will look like.

So sometimes it is nice to work in different ways and with paper and scissors, I have the freedom to just cut shapes out and see what happens. I enjoy nothing more than sitting down with my collection of coloured paper and then cutting away to see what shapes can be revealed in both the positive and negative. It is often through this process that new ideas are generated for something else I want to make or draw. These little paper and scissors sessions often result in greeting cards to use for family and friends' birthdays.