Put three different coloured sheets one on top of the other and cut through all three layers together. Then have fun arranging the pieces you’ve created.
Add a few doodle decorations if you like.
Use camera settings, photo-editing or Photoshop to play around with different effects.
And then there are the offcuts to play with….
Great for greetings cards. And I’m wondering about printing some out on canvas. They remind me of 1960’s designs. I think they would look good in a child’s bedroom or playroom, do you?
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There are quite a lot of You Tube tutorials about creating Notan designs – This one is a simple one to get you started.
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Tagged 60s style, greetings cards, Notan, paper craft, paper cut art, paper cut design
This gallery contains 4 photos.
My entry in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge.
The Letter A
I came across the Japanese Art of Paper Cutting called Notan, which uses positive and negative space. Go to Pinterest to see the most amazing examples.
The photo was taken using the ‘Sketch’ setting on my Nikon D5200.
Step – by – step:
A piece of A5 coloured paper and an A4 background
It needs to go on a coloured background
Couldn’t resist a bit of doodling, and then it needed to go on a black background. Now some of the doodling looks like cut-outs.
This is such a good activity to do with children aged 4 onwards.
The designs would make great greetings cards.
Please leave your link in the comments – Cathy and I always look forward to seeing each interpretation of the prompt – she has a corker this week!
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On the scariest night of the year
The Halloween Disco was here
The Shelleys so cool
Dressed as ghosties and ghouls,
Looking rather scary and weird
Thriller got them up on the floor
Monster Mash had them begging for more,
Bewitched went down well
As did Bat out of Hell
And they danced as never before.
poem by Judy E. Martin
assemblage art by Sandra Dorey
background painting by Master R aged 8
Are you all ready for Halloween? The Shelleys are and at the Dee-I-esS-Cee-O!
Dancing to Bobby Pickett’s 1962 Monster Hit
Joining in with the Daily Post: Ghoulish
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Tagged #SillySaturday, assemblage art, Bobby Pickett, halloween, humour, humourous verse, Judy E Martin, Monster Mash, poetry, silly saturday
Passion for sand play
Creates dragon with baby
on Pembrokeshire beach
Photo Challenge Prompt: BEACH
Ronovan’s Haiku Prompts: PASSION and PLAY
Please leave links to your BEACH photos in the comments – thank you, looking forward to seeing them and remembering long summer days.
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Tagged beach art, kids art, sand art, sand sculpture, Whitesands Beach
the stars in my world
with needle and thread
Three generations of cross stitch.
The blue and yellow Binca pieces on the top were made by my children (now 35 and 41) at school. The white Binca is being decorated by Little Miss M (4) and Master R (7), he has made the first arm of the cross stitches, but got frustrated when he came to the corner, his mathematical Virgoan brain could not get it to be precise enough, so we had to take a break. I hope we can return to it next weekend. Shall I undo the corner bit? …… Hmmmm these moral connumdrums we Grannies face.
You can see my cross stitches on the fabric collage underneath, the start of another textile experiment.
Linking with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge.
This week’s prompts: STAR and BLOOM
Cathy and I have put together a list of subjects for the whole year – jump in as and when you feel like it with current or archive photos, and leave a link in the comments to be included in the monthly Round Up.
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Tagged Binca, cross stitch, embroidery, embroidery with children, haiku, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, textile collage, weekly photo challenge
Today we made flower mandalas
Little Miss M aged 4, with Granny taking orders and happy to be the artist’s assistant.
Master R, who wanted to make an edible mandala
Miss E, aged 9
Joining in with Cathy and the international Monday Garden Party that is ‘In a Vase on Monday’.