At the age of around mid-20s to early 30s, expect to be invited by a lot of your friends for their weddings, engagement parties, and anniversary parties. As a guest, you've probably had that long time inside stores and malls trying to figure out what you'd buy as a wedding gift. And as you linger on, it gets even more frustrating if you can't find anything suitable to give as a wedding gift.
Most of the time, personalized pieces of art are always fail-proof gifts for weddings, or even for special occasions. Paper cut art, though not really that popular, has been gaining some buzz the past few years. But some people would ask some questions as to giving these special clutch purse gifts. Here are some questions that you might ask as you try to figure out.
What makes paper cut art extra special?
The fact that a gift is especially made for a person or a person makes it more unique and more unusual. Paper cut art is not a generic gift that's easy to buy from just about anywhere. It's something that is lovingly made, by hand, especially for that particular occasion or particular couple. It is customized especially for that particular wedding, and there are no two art pieces alike. Similarly, it takes a great amount of time to cut paper with intricate designs such as swirls, letters, words, trees and even landscapes.
Although a personalized gift, such as pillowcases or a picture frame, would also be nice, paper cut art is actually extra special because each design, most of the time, is only for a particular couple. The names are customized, as well as the layouts, to make sure that the art stays as unique as possible, while keeping its elegance and beauty.
Who can do it?
Just about anybody can try doing paper cut art, but not everybody can actually pull it off. Keeping the paper's edges clean, while brushing a craft knife on top, can be very tricky. A lot of factors affect the quality of the art, such as the sharpness of the craft knife, the quality of the paper, as well as the control of the artist in 'carving' through the design. Add the seemingly intricate designs of lace-like patterns and swirls, and your hands would probably tell you to stop trying and just let somebody experienced with the craft do it for you.
In today's digital world, specialized handcrafted paper cut art would definitely stand out from the crowd. And if the couple is a very dear friend or a member of your family, a gift of a personalized piece of paper cut art would surely make them happy not just during their wedding, but for the years to come.