Monday, 8 July 2013

Home is where the art is: How to recreate Rob Ryan's Cutout Art.

This is a little something I took a punt at over the weekend. I'm a big fan of Rob Ryan but always felt I needed a really good reason to spend hours with nail scissors and a scalpel painstakingly cutting a message out of paper. I am designing a production of 'The Little Match Girl' for the Family Christmas show at The Wardrobe Theatre this year, and we've been dreaming in paper and pop ups whilst shaping the show.

I hope you like it. It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would.

Why dont you have a go at creating your own Rob Ryan homage.

You will need:
  • scalpel
  • cutting mat
  • nail scissors
  • pencil
  • paper
A sneaky trick though...I drew out my design, and however hard I try it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to have a light touch with a pencil. Therefore, when photographing the image, I turned it over to reveal a squaeky clean white side even though the writing was now backwards. All you do is Horizontally Flip it back in your photo editing programme, et voila! 

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Of course it helps to be able to draw in the first place!

    I recently made a big stencil for a pallet sign, just by printing off the letters, and then cut them all out with a craft knife. It came out ok, but now I feel inspired to want to do something even better!