I like the idea of adding paper cut letters to my art journaling. I made this paper cut alphabet with an old book I bought at a thrift store. I cut strips of 6 lines of text and then cut the letters by hand with a pair of scissors. But I did consider drawing something on one side to cut out, which I thought would be important if I tried cutting out a word in cursive.
Paper to Cut
- cutting letters from magazine, newspaper, sheet music, map, etc.
- painting a page, then cutting out letters
- cutting fabric letters
Glue for Paper Cut Letters
For this project, I used Scotch Craft Stick and my favourite scissors, but you could also try using mod podge, white glue or skip the glue and stitch the letters with a sewing machine.
Paper Letter Cutting Artist Examples
I was inspired to try paper cutting from these artists:
Source: Andrea of Create.Share.Love. hand-cut letters
Source: Katie Licht’s hand-cut letters
Source: Vanessa’s hand-cut letters