The art of paper cutting is a delicate one, and it takes a lot of patience, but the finished products crafters can create can be truly stunning, while also having lots of uses. Paper cut pieces can be framed as art, used to create greetings cards, handmade invitations and more. They are also great for use in scrapbooking.
There are certain supplies any paper cutter needs. A sharp knife is a must, of course, a thin, X-acto like knife with replaceable blades is best. A firm surface to work on, good quality paper or card and a way to secure the pattern to the card are also musts. And speaking of patterns, that is where every paper cutter has to begin, finding just the right template to begin creating their own work of art.
The Advantages Of Downloadable Papercutting Templates
These days, many keen crafters who are interested in turning their hand to the art of papercutting, either by hand or using a machine or computer, turn to downloadable papercutting templates for their design inspiration. And for lots of good reasons. Here are just some of the best.
Scouring the Internet for just the right image, downloading it, saving it and then printing it out takes time. And there is another problem too. Many – in fact, most – of the images you’ll find as a part of a Google search are not licensed for reuse, which means that legally they can’t be used as a part of any project that might be considered even vaguely commercial.
Downloadable papercutting templates, however, when obtained from a reputable source are fully licensed for commercial use, so that there’s no chance you’ll get into trouble if you make use of them to create something that you later sell.
They Offer Lots of Variety
Depending upon your skill level with a knife – and it does take practice – the number of different designs that can be used is almost endless. The advantage of digital papercutting templates is that they are often very unique, created by talented artists from lots of different disciplines and who work in many different styles. Making use of these templates helps extend a crafter’s creativity to whole new levels they may never have thought they’ed reach.