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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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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