A super paper-cutter
I wanted to know
A short interview
With some advice and pictures:
See her work below
(Let’s hope I got the haiku part of this post right! ^ ^ See our very first interview on Mr. P here)
Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Fideli and I am a girl in the middle of 20–30 who is working with paper almost all day long. I was born and raised in Uppsala and moved to Stockholm when finished high school to start my studies at an art and craft school.
How long have you been cutting paper (i.e. experience)?
I think I started at the end of 2007 so I’m in my sixth year now.
Did you struggle in the beginning?
Yes, I think that everything that is close to your heart is both much struggling and fun.
How do you make the paper cuts (from start to finish for example) and do you use specific materials?
I start doing sketches in Illustrator to decide the shapes, colors and compositions, sometimes I sketch in print/office paper (white 80 grams paper) just to do quick tests to see how to make the shapes. To build I use colored A4-paper around 100–200 gram.
Would you start over if you made a mistake, or just continue?
Sometimes, it depends on the mistake and how much I have been working on. If it is a two-dimensional papercut and I cut off something, it is quite easy to put a piece of tape behind to repair it.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to try out papercutting too?
Start with something simple but fun, maybe a geometric figure or some two dimensional paper letters (from an existing font).
Five random things: your favourite animal, colour, food, weather/season and type of paper 🙂
My favorite animals are horses, I’m a bit afraid of them, but they are the most beautiful animals I know.
My favorite color lately is yellow.
One of my favorite food is bibimbap (a korean dish).
Hmm I like and not like every season, but I think spring or fall is my favorite, I like when it is everyday life.
My favorite paper is commonly colored A4 sheets around 150 grams, with that kind of paper you can do almost everything!
Thank you Fideli! You can check out more of her works here.