Saturday, February 2

Technique Class - Fussy Cutting

This is a very simple technique used by most paper crafters and basically involves using small scissors to cut around an image.  It's called "fussy" because instead of cutting a basic shape around your image, such as a circle or square, you follow the actual outline.  Some crafters prefer to cut a few millimetres from the image leaving a small blank border right around the outside, while others cut along the line itself.
 

 
This layered image was created by fussy cutting around sections of three of the same images and then building them up to give a 3D effect.  Now it's ready to add to a card or other paper craft project.
 
Photographs and images are copyright Beccy Muir.  All rights reserved.

8 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

A technique I love myself. Great Beccy...x

ursula Uphof said...

A pretty image, and something I do like to do. Find it very relaxing. Ursula xxx

Janice M said...

Love this image! I cut out images often but i never think to layer them, need to give that a try!!

Christine said...

thanks for explaining to us Beccy..... I noticed the term appearing and did wonder.

Viv said...

Lovely image Beccy, I love fussy cutting too.....the term 'fussy cutting' always me smile though :) Viv xx

cardchick's world said...

I ALWAYS have trouble fussy cutting (lefty??) but that is what I blame it on...LOL

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous technique but one I find very hard to do, but do love the the look of a nicely cut image! Yours is wonderful!
hugs
Glenda

Scrapcat 1 said...

I've always called it decoupage, a technique I do like very relaxing and looks so effective :)