My name is Keely and I’m the designer and creative behind kppapercuts.
I always thought I didn’t have an artistic bone in my body! When I was at school I always struggled in art class and although I loved playing with colour and patterns I didn’t take art any further than my third year.
Then about four years ago I stumbled across Paper cutting on Facebook. I’d never heard of it before but as soon as I saw it I thought ‘I’d love to give that a go!’
So I got myself a starter kit that had some shapes and pictures to practice with and just dove straight in. The first time I put blade to paper I was totally hooked!! I knew I’d found my creative outlet and spent the whole day (and pretty much every day since) cutting.
My first paper cut was very rough around the edges but I loved it. Since that first cut I’ve never looked back. No sooner had I cut all the pieces in the kit I started playing and drawing my own designs.
I experimented with lots of different paper and styles and found I loved using pearlescent papers and using them to create pieces with natural motifs and geometric designs.
I filled my house with my own art very quickly and all my family and friends have houses full of it too! It was their love of what I created and encouragement that made me start my business, kppapercuts, to share my art with the world.
I’ve come a long way since that first day! I’ve got my online shop, I’ve created a starter kit of my own so others can learn this wonderful way of creating art and I’m going to be running workshops too!
I absolutely love what I do and I love sharing it with you all xx