Friday, March 22, 2013

Technique Corner: Fine Cutting

My students say I'm crazy. They say if there is no fine cutting in a project it's not Einat's class.
My crafty friends say it's impossible to find a project of mine that has no fine cutting in it.
And I say...I love cutting! When I look at a patterned paper I see exactly that...patterns, patterns that I can cut and use in a project!

Fine cutting is not that scary! Here are a few tips:
1. Start with big patterns and after a little practice work your way to more complicated shapes.

2. Use small scissors or scissors that you can hold comfortably and move easily in small corners or turns.
3. Play with what you cut - ink it, embellish it or give it dimension.

4. Fine cutting is a great way to maximize your leftovers and scraps. Have fun cutting stars, flowers, birds, abstract shapes and more,sometimes you can find just the right embellishment in a patterned paper!
Have fun creating!


  1. עבודה קסומה ומהממת!!! <3

  2. Gorgeous page!! Love the fussy cutting and stenciling! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    1. Thanks! Thanks for letting me know it's called fussy cutting :)))

  3. קודם כל דף מקסים! אני מאוד אוהבת את חיתוכי הציפורים.
    הקשבתי לעצתך וגזרתי גם, את יכולה לראות פה:

    1. איזה יופי! שמחה ש"הדבקתי אותך בנפלאות הגזירה"

  4. Hello Einat! I'm a 'fussy' cutter too. I find that I have a few favourite scissors that I love to use for intricate pieces. Glad tidings to you.

  5. Love how your nature die cuts reflect your photo.