Due to the knife handling required I would recommend this activity for 12+ years.
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Board
- Printer (or access to one)
- Paper/Card – Any thickness is possible (to your comfort and requirements) but I would advise against the paper being too thin (it rips easily) or too thick (harder to cut through)
How to cut Papercut Templates
- Download the design you have chosen to your pc. NB: The design will be in reverse as cuts are always done form the back.
- Resize it according to the frame or card size you require.
- Then print. I always print my designs directly onto the paperstock I want to be the finished article, but some print onto paper then secure this paper to the back of the paperstock…whichever is your preference.
- Place the paperstock onto the cutting board and begin cutting away the centre (throwaway) bits. Do it this way so you can dispose of the small cutaway bits one at a time rather than trying to cut the bit you want to be left with.
That’s it really, you are good to go.
Now all you need is a steady hand and practise, practise, practise, ooh and cut out of corners not into them !