Thursday, July 5, 2012

Paper Cutting - Roadside Projects by Jayme McGowan

Perhaps you're already familiar with Jayme McGowan, an artist who is becoming quite well-known in the paper cutting world. If not, you're in for a treat! She creates delightful dimensional scenes by translating whimsical illustrations into pieced paper figures.

Jayme McGowan

I'm especially fond of Jayme's fetching collection of clothed animals. Here's a scene that bustles with activity, inspired by Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Jayme titled this next one Ruler of the Wild Things, based on a scene from one of her favorite picture books, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are.
Ruler of the Wild Things

First she sketches and colors the figure she has in mind...

Hobo Bear

and then brings it to life with paper, scissors, and a craft knife. Check out the details of Hobo Bear's outfit... the rich textures, the tiny loop that holds a cup, the stitching on his jeans, etc., etc.

Hobo Bear Paper Cutting

Follow Jayme's latest projects via her blog, Roadside Projects; she also has an Etsy shop of the same name.


  1. How very sweet her work is! . So much like a dream world.every small detail has been taken care of in all her pieces. I too wish I can find time for paper cutting.

  2. Such charming and wonderfully made work. I've a particular soft spot for 'Where the Wild Things Are'.

  3. Those are wonderful. Very creative

  4. Brilliant that you again!
    have a good weekend!
    Greetings Baukje

  5. What delightful creatures!

  6. Adorable! I LOVE where the wild things are!! My all-time favorite from when I was a kid. And the bear in the blue jeans is pretty stinking cute!


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