For a while now I’ve been looking at other ways to get Paper Ivy designs over to other media (like the fabric I had printed). If you have seen the Paper Ivy ‘About’ page on Etsy, or the facebook page you may have seen the following image.
The little paper characters were test cuts for a series of new Paper Ivy products. I’m very excited to tell you that soon, I’m going to be able to offer Paper Ivy brooches, pendants and earrings! The paper cuts were to test for size. I’d stick them on myself to make sure I was happy with the size, depending on whether it was going to be a brooch, a pendant or an earring.
I’m telling you about all this now because Paper Ivy received a very exciting package of goodies yesterday and although I should’ve probably held it in until I had something in the shop, I just had to share the news. Here is what was inside!
I’ve taken some of my favourite designs and illustrations and asked a very nice laser cutting business to cut these out of wood for me. They arrived with this protective paper stuck to them. Laser scorch marks included! The following image is what they look like after the paper has been removed and they have been cleaned up a bit.
The wood is solid cherry and it etches beautifully, but I also envisage doing some in walnut at some point. I’ll let you know how it all goes!