My papercut illustration ‘Kiss the Girl’ is done! This one was definitely one of the more intricate pieces I’ve done so far, I quite like how it turned out in the end.

It’s listed in my Etsy shop now if anybody wants to own it!

To see more of my hand-cut silhouette art, come visit me on my Tumblr or Instagram!

I am going to be away from my Etsy shop from this Thursday, July 24th through Sunday the 27th to attend a funeral. I will begin shipping again on Monday the 28th.
I’m sorry for the short notice and the inconvenience! I will be replying to messages here and on Etsy, but it might take a little longer than usual, and I will try to do a few new things to post here on the blog too. Thank you for your understanding!

I am going to be away from my Etsy shop from this Thursday, July 24th through Sunday the 27th to attend a funeral. I will begin shipping again on Monday the 28th.

I’m sorry for the short notice and the inconvenience! I will be replying to messages here and on Etsy, but it might take a little longer than usual, and I will try to do a few new things to post here on the blog too. Thank you for your understanding!

cuppereya asked:

How do you do such detailed work?Especially since of how small your silhouettes can be.

It took me a long time to get to this method, and I would by no means claim that it is the ‘best’ way to work, but I sketch out my design on my paper and then rough in the shapes with my X-acto knife. Once I have a rough cut, I go in with my iris scissors and cut in the details.

Many papercut artists work entirely with scalpels, and are able to do amazingly fine and detailed cuts with them, but I find that I get a much higher degree of control using surgical scissors, which have very long shanks and short, very sharp blades. I don’t know if that preference stems from my years of cutting silhouettes with scissors before I started doing more complicated papercut illustrations, but that is certainly the method that gives me the best results!

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I did a thing with a forever 21 sweatshirt I didn’t completely like. Now I love it!

Thanks to my friend who sewed it and to theshadowstudio for the silhouette!!

It turned out so cute! I’m always okay with people using my silhouettes as long as you’re doing it for yourself (not to sell) and you credit me for the silhouette! If you do anything with any of my silhouettes, I’d love to see them! You can submit pictures to me or tag me here on Tumblr or on Instagram (@theshadowstudio).