カタツムリと妖精 (切り絵)

This was inspired by an amazing close-up photo of a snail that my husband gave me, and I set to work straight away. It seems that the kirie (Japanese for paper-cutting) fever is back!

この前、主人に貰ったカタツムリの写真に刺激されて一気に作った作品。随分長いこと切り絵してませんでしたが、鯉を作って以来、少し切り絵熱が戻ってきたようです。

The Making of Fairy Riding A Snail

カタツムリと妖精作成経過

I sketched directly onto black paper.
黒い紙に直接下書き。

Once again, I got through a lot of blades!
刃を何度も替えながらひたすらカット。

Once I finished the cutout, I placed it on white paper. Mmm… Is it a little too busy? Would it have been better without the frame and the leaf? Maybe next time!

完成、白い紙に置いてみました。枠と葉が無い方が自由かな?それはまた今度作ろう。

First, I backed the cutout with design paper and then I added the words (chosen by my husband!).

裏から紙を当ててワードを入れました。(これは主人のチョイス)

I added glitter and gems for decoration, and then made the mount silver.

グリッターとジェムで飾り付け。台紙もシルバーに変更。

I put it in a frame that suits my house. It is a little difficult to see because of the reflection.

家にあったフレームに入れてみました。反射して少し見にくいですが。

10 thoughts on “Fairy Riding a Snail (Kirie)”

  1. This is so FAB-U-LAS!! As I said to you on CraftWorld you are so talented and should be looking to making your own dies and stamps. I just love your creations. Xxx🦋

  2. Had to pop over from Craftworld as just seen this beauty – so amazing, you must have such a steady hand and patience – craft knifes and i don’t mix too well! lol Emmax

  3. I’m just checking out all your kirie work. It’s amazing and I’m looking forward to seeing more! ❤️

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