What existing papercuts do you like and which ones don’t you like, and why?
This gives me a better understanding of your taste and will make it easier for me to come up with a design you’ll love.
Size and Shape
If you already know where you’ll put the papercut, you could consider the room you intend to hang it in, or a frame you want to put it in.
Most papercuts will have a border of at least 0.5 cm around to be able to fit in a box frame and keep itself away from the background. Usually the border is thicker, to give it more stability, and hidden behind the window mat. But of course it’s also possible to have no border if you’d like to use a floating frame.
Most of my papercuts have an overall theme in which potential personal things are hidden in. This theme often incorporate flowers, but anything is possible really.
Things to incorporate
Besides the theme, are there other things you’d like to have incorporated?
I often hide things in the papercut design that have a special meaning. Think of a references to hobbies, jobs, children, places around the world, almost anything can be used in a design. Maybe you’ve some personal details you’d like to have incorporated?
I usually make my papercuts out of white paper, but other colours are possible as well.
If you’d like some text in the papercut; What kind of information would you like the papercut to show?
Think about names, dates, place (of birth or marriage for example), weight of baby at birth, etc.
If you have some text in the papercut; what font would you like: an elegant font, or rather a bold and tough-looking font. Browse through some of my papercuts or in Word to get inspiration.