DPP #60 was designed and delivered by the creative Katie Licht of White Picket Fence!
What a fun idea for today with endless possibilities.
Cut paper typography is a great way to add extra dimension and something totally unique to your pages. The methods and possibilities for this technique are endless!
You might want to start with a single word or short phrase, and keep it on the larger side. You can use scissors and just freehand the letters, or sketch the outlines first and then cut, either with a quality scissors or a good, sharp, x-acto blade. Capital letters in a simple style are the easiest, but as you get the hang of working with your scissors or x-acto, anything becomes possible! And as you can see here, I sometimes use a "cheater" method, by not cutting out the inside parts of the letter (see the R and A above), instead just drawing them in with pen. In addition to being a little quicker, I think it's also a quirky touch.
For paper, I typically use colored cardstock, kraft paper, or color photocopies of vintage fabric (all shown above); anything that's on the thicker side is easiest to work with. I also "recycle" a lot of my painting experiments into cut typography. Any extra scraps can be turned into cut letters; think about using paper you'd otherwise throw away, like bits of packaging or junk mail! You can even experiment with cutting the letters right OUT of your page so that the words are the negative space.
Find ALL of the prompts at this link: Daily Paper Prompts