‘Introduction to Papercutting’ workshop in August 2017!

Join me for this one day introduction to the art of making papercuts! You will learn the basics of papercut design and technique, with all the materials you need to create your own papercut piece.

10am – 4pm
Saturday 5th August
The Coach House, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP
Β£65 per person

You will leave with a pack containing notes, papercut templates, and everything else you need to develop your papercutting at home.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch with you or visit the cafe. This workshop is suitable for people 18 and over.

Booking essential. To book your place please contact Ellie at storiesinpaper@gmail.com.

Stories In Paper featured in the North West Evening Mail

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I’m really pleased to share that an interview with me has been published in the North West Evening Mail. In it I talk about my love of papercutting, and how I discovered the art form.

“I first discovered papercutting when I was making stencils for printmaking, but I loved the stencils so much I didn’t want to use them for printing. Later, when I was working in puppet theatre I began to make shadow puppets, which led to building whole sets and shows using paper.’

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‘I enjoy the challenge of cutting intricate designs into the paper to create a picture, and the delicacy of the final image. I also really like the way that a finished papercut can be framed, used for design on a poster, or even have light shone on it to make a big shadow in an art show.’

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I also talk about my upcoming workshop in papercutting from 10am – 4pm on Sunday 9th October at The Coach House, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria.

“At my workshop, people will have to opportunity to learn all they need to know about the art of papercutting.

“This will include the materials they need, which is informed by years of testing and experimenting on my part. I will share the techniques I have developed through short introductory activities, demonstrate how to design a papercut even if you aren’t confident at drawing, and help people to design their own.

“At the end of the day everyone will have a papercut to take home, and an information pack containing stencils and all the information they need to develop their papercutting at home.”

If you’d like to join the workshop you can find out more in the poster below, or contact me at storiesinpaper@gmail.com. Booking is essential so don’t miss out!

Papercutting workshop poster

You can read the full article HERE. Big thank you’s to Karl Steel at the North West Evening Mail for writing the article, and Kate Kirkwood for the top photo!

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Introduction to Papercutting Workshop!

 

 

Join me for this one day introduction to the art of making papercuts! You will learn the basics of papercut design and technique, with all the materials you need to create your own papercut piece.

10am – 4pm
Sunday 9th October
The Coach House, Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7JP
Β£65 per person

You will leave with a pack containing notes, papercut templates, and everything else you need to develop your papercutting at home.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch with you or visit the cafe. This workshop is suitable for people 18 and over.

Booking essential. To book your place please contact Ellie at storiesinpaper@gmail.com.

Exhibiting at Farfield Mill with Kendal Green Door Artists

Ellie is currently exhibiting two of her papercut pieces as part of the ‘Through the Mill’ exhibition with Green Door Artists at Farfield Mill, Sedburgh.

Small Bird and Sweet Peas
Small Bird and Sweet Peas. Handmade papercut, 40cm x 40cm
Sparrows in Oak Tree
Sparrows in Oak Tree. Handmade papercut, 40cm x 40cm

‘Small Bird in Sweet Peas’ and ‘Sparrows in Oak Tree’ are from the 2015 ‘Bird Spotting‘ series. Both pieces will be for sale, and the exhibition is on until Sunday 24th July.

Get 20% off prints in my new Etsy shop!

I’m so excited to share that my Etsy shop organised is now officially open for business!

This is a big step for me. I know there are millions of creative people trying to sell their work online, but it is something I have been working towards for the last two years. Making the work has been very time consuming, and I feel like I had to learn so much about how to present my work in the way that felt true to me. I’m planning to share everything I learnt about this in a blog post at some point in the near future to help other artists get there work up online and out there!

To celebrate this step I am offering 20% off all unmounted prints from my ‘Bird Spotting’ series* from today until Thursday 2nd June! To get your prints at this lower price just visit my Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/storiesinpapershop and type ‘CELEBRATE’ into the coupon box.

May Etsy offer

Once again, thank you so much for supporting my work, whether that is buying a print or justΒ  popping over here and reading my blog! To keep informed about other offers I have coming up please sign up to my mailing list HERE .

*Please note, this offer does not include papercut commissions.

A new giveaway!

My instagram page now has 100 likes, and to celebrate I would like to give away this 20cm x 20cm giclee print! All I’m asking is that people follow @storiesinpaper on instagram, and leave a comment with a nice idea for a bird and tree combination.

Giveaway Feb 16

If you’d like to take part please just find @storiesinpaper on instagram and share your bird and tree idea.

Of course this giveaway isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or WordPress. You must be 18 or over to enter. I’ll pick the winner at 5pm GMT on Sunday 7th of Feb using a random entry picker. Good luck!

Print Giveaway!

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I would like to give away a limited edition print from my ‘Bird Spotting’ series, and the winner gets to choose which one they want! All you have to do is join the Stories in Paper mailing list by following the link below.

Join the newsletter!

I’ll be putting everyone’s names in a hat and filming myself picking a winner on Friday 18th December. I will put a link to the video on this page, but I’ll also contact the winner directly. The print will be sent out on Friday 18th December, or as soon I have an address to send it to!

Entrants must be 18 years old or over and must be based in the UK I’m afraid. You will be able to choose any image from the ‘Bird Spotting’ series as displayed on the gallery. Your print will be a signed limited edition digital print, which fits onto a A4 sheet of paper and will come mounted on white mountboard.

Please note this promotion does not have a connection with WordPress in any way and is not sponsored, supported or organised by WordPress. The recipient of the information provided by you is not WordPress, but Stories in Paper.

Update: 18/12/15

Congratulations Katie Crutchley on being the winner of the print giveaway! πŸ™‚ You’ve been sent an email with more information about how to claim your print! Thank you to everyone who took part and has supported my work.
Watch the video here (if you want to do something for 20 seconds this rainy afternoon):

Prints now available!

December 15 Image of prints

Prints of Ellie’s bird paper cuts are now available!

Fitting on to an A4 piece of paper these little prints are easy to frame and are professionally printed onto archival quality paper. They are Β£20, and every one comes signed with a backboard and wrapped in cellophane ready for giving as a gift!

To order your visit the Gallery, choose which picture you want, and then get in touch at storiesinpaper(at)gmail.com. Prints can be shipped worldwide for the cost of postage. Thank you for supporting Stories in Paper, and keep an eye out for more pictures coming up soon!

 

 

Exhibition at The Coach House Cafe and Bistro in Ulverston, Cumbria

Ellie will be exhibiting her papercuts and illustrations at The Coach House Cafe and Bistro in Ulverston, Cumbria from Monday 2nd November 2015 – Saturday 2nd January 2016. Original art works will be for sale, and there will also be prints and cards available. Its a lovely place to sit and have coffee and lunch, with lots of the produce grown in the on site kitchen garden, and your visit will help to support this wonderful community resource.

Exhibition poster Coach House