Working In Layers and Dazzling the Eyes Part 2

I finished this second layered paper cut work a few weeks ago, but just didn’t get around to sharing it here until now. The papers I used for this work are a 98 lb lightly textured paper by Canson, and the final size is 19.25″ x 19.25″ to fit into a shadow box frame.

photo 1 (9)

photo 2 (12)

The bottom layer is white paper while the top layer is actually an indigo colour much darker than what is pictured here. My intention with the second layer of this paper cut was to make to less elaborate than the previous one I shared, but I didn’t really succeed. I’m not very good at pulling back on making these designs less intense than they are (as you can see from the detail photos).

photo 3 (3)

photo 4 (1)

photo 5

The final image is of the two layers flattened together. This piece is already framed and has the two pieces of paper mounted with space between and the cast shadows add more depth to the design.