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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