Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I Totally Made That Tuesday -- New Shop Announcement!

I am so excited to announce my new Etsy shop Averly Papercuts!

I discovered papercutting awhile ago and instantly fell in love. I spent a few months practicing on any scrap piece of paper I could get my hands on and then I bought some proper materials and really started cutting.

Finally, I felt ready to open the shop and so I did, exactly two weeks ago today. And to my amazement I sold my first silhouette within a week of opening the shop. It was a custom silhouette of Gone With the Wind. I had so much fun making this piece and my first customer was the sweetest, most perfect first customer I could have wished for.

Here it is:

For those of you not familiar with Papercut Art, it is an art form that involves hand-cutting an entire image from a single sheet of paper. All of my pieces are made of one continuous piece of paper, which means that all parts of the image are connected to each other (there are no “floating” pieces added later).
Each piece is made using an Xacto knife and acid-free archival black silhouette paper, and then mounted onto white mat board.
Here's a few from the shop:

I hope you'll come check out the rest of the shop and let me know what you think!


Anonymous said...

oh my goodness! these are amazing. i especially love the wire dress form. you've got a talent.

xo, lizzie

Stacey said...

Aww, thank you so much. You've totally made my day!

Anne @CraftinGeek said...

Stacey, I absolutely love these! I can't even imagine how long these take you. And, to think it's all from one single piece of paper just blows my mind! Very cool!

Stacey said...

Thank you Anne!! Yeah, they can be pretty time-consuming, but I really love making them.

And in a weird way I find it kinda relaxing, unless I've almost finished a piece and it tears and I have to start all over, then not so much!

Can't wait to hear all about NYC!