Feeling thoroughly stressed after Christmas? De-stress with the latest mindfulness anti-stress craze, Adventures in Paper Cutting. Created by renowned artist Emma Boyes, the paper artist recently featured on Channel 4 after teaming up with expert craft makers Katy Sue Designs. The creative cutting book increases in levels of skill with 12 different designs from simple to more advanced art. Designs include trees, flowers, birds and many other designs which involves complete concentration and a chance to ditch your phone, tablet or workload. Gradually it becomes a meditative process, where the user becomes intently aware of the intricate designs, shape and process of creating a stunning, hand designed piece of delicate and absorbing artwork.
“How to” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJGqZ_g__So
Designer Emma was an invited guest of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas on channel 4, giving inspiration to give the therapeutic craft a go. Emma as a perfectionist and can spend weeks working on one of her intricate commissioned pieces. Emma said “I love that a simple sheet of paper can be totally transformed into something truly beautiful with just a pencil, scalpel and whatever my imagination allows. I am very excited to be working with Katy Sue designs as this enables me to pass my passion on to those either coming to this craft for the first time or developing on their journey”.
Katy Sue’s Managing Director Sue Balfour said, “I am a busy working mum so I know how important it is for us to find activities that allow us to switch off and feel calm. I have long been a personal admirer of Emma’s work and to finally work with such a truly amazing designer is a great honour. We will be working with her to develop a full range of paper craft products during 2018.