Papercut Pigeons

Pigeon Papercuts – Stay Alert – Business as Usual?

This post is written as the Coronavirus lockdown is easing but life is not quite Business as Usual. The message is still to Stay Alert. The Pigeon Papercuts have been inspired by lockdown photographs and sketches These studies became starting points for...

Apple blossom collage with sketchbook and photographic studies

Paper-cut Collage – Apple Blossom

The apple blossom is beautiful again this year. This paper-cut collage began with photos and sketches, followed by painted paper-cut petals placed onto a sky-blue paper collage background . Pure escapism in these uncertain times. Apple Blossom Time - Irena Boobyer The delicate apple blossom...

Woodland Series Papercut Mixed Media Collage IBoobyer

Woodland Papercut collage and mixed media designs

Inspiration Back in February I contacted Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre about using their photos as inspiration. These would be for a new collection of papercut collage and mixed media designs. "Hi, I have just been looking at some fabulous birds of prey photos that have...

Irena Boobyer 3D Papercut / shadowbox - The Corner of Carlton Hill, Exmouth, iconic tree silhouette. 3D papercut demonstration in Blog post

3D Papercut Shadowbox Challenge – using scissors and software

This post is about my adventure into creating a 3D Papercut Shadowbox. I show examples of two finished shadowboxes and include information about and materials and processes. I cut all of my paper silhouettes using a small pair of scissors. Then I edit, print...

Papercutting Demonstration

Papercutting Demonstration for the Budleigh Salterton Art Club.  It was fun to adapt my "deckchairs" papercut to include some lettering, as well as demonstrating two-fold and four-fold papercutting techniques to a super audience....

“Beautiful Bouquets” at A la Ronde

Today I visited the "Beautiful Bouquets" Exhibition at A la Ronde, taking the opportunity to see the different arrangements within the room settings of this extraordinary house.  I took a photo of my display (without a flash!) as it was so lovely to see it...

Wild About Wool at Poltimore House

Looking forward to exhibiting my textile pieces at Poltimore House.  "Wild About Wool" is taking place in this amazing Grade 2 listed 18th century country house, currently undergoing extensive restoration http://www.poltimore.org It has been great re-visiting some of my knitted textiles.  Knit one, Drop One, Two was...

Owls in the Apple Tree Papercut

The story of this papercut started off as a sketch of the apple tree. A favourite tree of mine as I can see it from my window so it was very likely to end up in a papercut one day! Isabel had a tenth Birthday coming...

Paper Succulents and Airplants at Exeter Library

Paper Flower Installation in the glass cabinet - Exeter Library Foyer, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PQ  Paper succulents and air plants displayed both in glass and behind glass! This work is inspired by the current trend for all things floral that thrive behind glass and terrariums. My paper plants remind...