Papercutting - Geometric Designs Inspired by Nature

For all you paper cut enthusiasts out there, I'm happy to introduce this upcoming book, Papercutting - Geometric Designs Inspired by Nature. Now available for pre-order on Amazon, it will be released on September 28. Want to be the first on your block to own a copy? At the bottom of this post, you'll find the chance to enter a U.S., Canada, and U.K. giveaway, courtesy of who will be sending out the brand new book directly to the winners.

book cover of Papercutting: Geometric Designs Inspired By Nature features white, cut paper orb

This 128-page paperback is an absolute wealth of information about the study of symmetry. It is authored by Patricia Moffett, a versatile UK artist who specializes in surface pattern design and has produced an array of coloring books, as well as titles on kirigami and creating 3D paper scenes.

black papercut winter trees with shadows

You'll find 25 projects that look to nature and its mathematical perfection as inspiration. You'll learn about, or expand your understanding of, the Golden Angle, Fibonacci Sequence, and Golden Spiral.

dimensional papercut white sunflower with yellow lining

Papercutting themes are grouped into three sections that build on one another in complexity:

1. Working with a Base Sheet where a single sheet of paper is cut and folded to introduce 3-D forms
2. 2-D tessellations and simple paper weaving
3. 3-D and modular forms where the elements are assembled, rather than being cut to emerge from a main sheet

A final section addresses ways to display your papercuttings, including the use of lighting.

pink and purple spiral papercut formation

There is information about choosing tools and materials, as well as techniques. There are instructions on utilizing the included templates, cutting fine details and curves, carving, scoring, and folding.

hand holding a white papercut mistletoe ball

Projects include a butterfly composed of smaller butterflies with wings cut as flaps to create a dimensional effect; it's an ideal project for beginners. Build your skill with each successive project and find satisfaction in creating more laborious designs, such as ammonites, mistletoe balls, sea urchins, honeycomb, and fritillary shades.

mistletoe papercut pattern

And now a U.S., Canada, and U.K. giveaway! To enter to win a copy of Papercutting - Geometric Designs Inspired by Naturepost a comment below through Saturday, August 24.

trio of papercut white snowballs

Note that Blogger does not allow me to see the email address you type in first, so you must also include an email address within your comment so I can contact you if you win. Concerned about spam? Type your address this way: janedoe at gmail dot com

Two chances to win: an identical giveaway is underway on Instagram. Yes, you may enter both places to double your chances, but can only win once.

passionflower trailing paper garland displayed on mantel

Three winners will be chosen at random from blog entries and three from IG on Sunday, August 25, notified, and announced at the end of this post and on Instagram. Good luck!

CONGRATULATIONS to dlagrave, mainebrown, and allisonr!

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  1. Looks like a great resource book for a beginner like me in the world of paper cutting. Looking forward to checking out a copy (and hopefully winning!!) : )

    christa dot J dot cunningham at gmail dot com

  2. Schiffer publishes excellent books so this is bound to be very good! Thank you for considering me!
    donnabridy at aol dot com

  3. Very cool. I can see possibilities using other materials such as fabric.
    wlstarn (at) aol (.) com

  4. This looks like a beautiful book! I have been working on setting up my craft room at home, and while sorting through boxes of craft supplies, my papercraft supplies far outnumber any other craft. Once my room is all set up, I will be diving back into crafting with paper, and this book looks like a wonderful source of inspiration. I'd love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

    msgould_ams at hotmail dot com

  5. I've always wanted to try paper cutting. stoneycreekarts at gmail dot com

  6. I adore paper cutting and would love to win this wonderful resource!

  7. The book looks wonderful- I cannot wait to see it.

  8. Elaine the stencil ladyAugust 22, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    I would love to own this book, it looks as if it is full of many inspiring ideas.

  9. Dawn is my name, and paper cutting is my game! I am a professional artist, and I work with paper. I would love to learn some new techniques and be inspired by this lovely book! dlagrave at live dot com

  10. I love that paper cut flower! Fabulous ideas. Thanks for the chance to win. Janine.rudnick at

  11. My library is full of reference books on paper, paper art, making paper. This book will make a wonderful addition. Carriuolodesigns at gmail dot com

  12. I love to work with paper, all different kind of projects.This book will be a great inspiration for many people. I don't buy a lot of books, but this might appear on my Christmas wish list.
    Thank you for a chance to win this awesome giveaway.
    anneke dot schep 65 at gmail cot com

  13. This looks like an excellent challenge!! Very excited!

  14. The delicacy and intricacy of the three dimensional creations are breathtaking. I would love to learn more about the techniques used.
    Glrvachino at gmail dot com

  15. I just found this website, wow! So many gifted paper artists in one place to admire. I love the mantle piece that I would love to try for Christimas. Hopefully I am blessed to win this and thank you for the having this givaway.

  16. I love everything about paper. I've collected paper. I've used paper in lots of different ways. And I'm always looking for more ideas. directordian at sbcglobal dot net

  17. This would be an amazing resource to add to my library.
    allison underscore roberge at hotmail dot com


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