I did another cut paper time lapse video! It starts about halfway through my process (my camera died on the first half, but the second half seems more interesting than the first, so that’s what I’m posting!). Anyway, enjoy a glimpse into my process!

krowandwolf said: Hi! I was wondering if maybe you had a FAQ page on how you do you paper art. I love your paper cut outs and I've tried to do it myself for years now but the materials I use don't seem to be lasting long or work very well. It would be nice to know what materials you use and techniques you use. Do you have any tutorials? Thank you for taking your time to read this.

Hi Friend! Thank you so much, I have to admit I love hearing that and it makes me so happy people are out there enjoying my work on the internet.

This question is one I get a lot, I’m hoping to start a small online tutorial (hopefully in the next month or so) to help people with process and materials! My best concise advice is use a thick card stock, always make sure it’s 100% acid free. Any papers made with acid will yellow, fade, and deteriorate over time. Any finished piece needs to be kept out of direct sunlight, keep in mind these are still just tiny bits of paper so they can bleach just like any piece of artwork! Basically, a thick acid free card stock will hold up better than a cheap flimsy one, also only use acid free photo-safe glue. 

Keep an eye out here for an online “class” announcemnt!  

Four princesses made from cut paper for a friend’s daughter’s birthday! I’m pleased with how these ladies came out (Elsa had snowflake effects added for the final framing). Enjoy!

Hoping to edit these pictures soon and get mini prints up in the shop. Although, for now you can browse my other prints available here!

Much like the rest of the world, I’ve been quite obsessed with Disney’s Frozen. I couldn’t help but illustrating the beautifully designed sisters myself. Made from acid free cut paper, acrylic paint, and acid free archival glue. The original framed (but not under glass) pieces and prints are available in my etsy shop! I hope you like them as much as I loved making them!

Prints and originals available in my etsy shop now!

stuisforstewart said: Hi! I recently found your blog and LOVE your work:) Ive actually been wanting to try my hand at paper cutting but dont know where to start. Like the frame... Is it two or just one, how do you get a sketch to make sense when your cutting? -Chloe

Hi Friend!! Thank you so much, you’re too sweet! <3

My approach is mostly just a “go with the flow.” I usually let my frame inspire me, I keep a large stock of them at all times. Some have a lot of depth, some have just a tiny bit, some are shadow boxes, and some have mats (some don’t). My favorites have a little bit of depth and are framed with a double mat (ie the green unicorn).  I do my final drawing the size of the final artwork. It’s all about composition, just like any illustration! 

Here’s a time lapse video I did of one of my pieces, you can kind of get an idea of how I work from this!

An original cut paper piece, this time of a forest unicorn! Frame size is 10x10. Artwork size is approximately 5.5x5.5. 

It’s now up for sale in my etsy shop! 

Buy the original here!

I wanted to share a piece I was commissioned to do, and I was very very excited to work on. I was commissioned to do a 13x19 canvas painting for a baby nursery that was Lion King themed. Those who know me know how much I adore that movie, so a commission like this was extra special.
I hope you enjoy!

I wanted to share a piece I was commissioned to do, and I was very very excited to work on. I was commissioned to do a 13x19 canvas painting for a baby nursery that was Lion King themed. Those who know me know how much I adore that movie, so a commission like this was extra special.

I hope you enjoy!

Hey Philly friends! I&#8217;m at @phillyphair selling lots of original paper cuts, prints, and original paintings! Come say hi at Headhouse Square! (at South Street Headhouse District)

Hey Philly friends! I’m at @phillyphair selling lots of original paper cuts, prints, and original paintings! Come say hi at Headhouse Square! (at South Street Headhouse District)

The mini paintings I did on vacation are all framed up and will be for sale on Saturday at my booth at Philly Phair! Come say hi! 
http://phillyphair.com/about/#location

The mini paintings I did on vacation are all framed up and will be for sale on Saturday at my booth at Philly Phair! Come say hi!
http://phillyphair.com/about/#location

Looking for inspiration!

What would you guys like to see from me, illustration wise? I’m looking for subject matter for some paper pieces! Leave any suggestion in my ask!

Made a quick recording of me working on one of my cut paper illustrations (the final piece will be posted shortly). This one was a speed test to just get back in the swing of creating. I hope to do more of these, this one was kind of an experiment with a new camera I picked up. Anyway, a glimpse into my cut paper process! This one took about 90 minutes to construct!

I’ve never been to Paris, but I imagine the bakeries there smell delicious…

I’ve never been to Paris, but I imagine the bakeries there smell delicious…

kaleyhamilton said: I am absolutely in LOVE with your work! It's so perfect and well-crafted, and the colour palettes are gorgeous! Keep up the amazing work! :-)

You’re literally the sweetest thing ever. You made my day, thank you so much! I love your work too, so whimsical and lovely!

A commission of Scar from The Lion King. I gotta admit this was a blast. I rarely do fan art, but to be asked to draw one of my favorite characters it was impossible to say no. 

A commission of Scar from The Lion King. I gotta admit this was a blast. I rarely do fan art, but to be asked to draw one of my favorite characters it was impossible to say no.