Blogging...Hina Aoyama's Insane Paper Cutting Skills

Blogging...Hina Aoyama's Insane Paper Cutting Skills

Grace Shu
Jan 30, 2008

[ Photo from Hina Aoyama ]

Remember in kindergarten when we all had to use those crafts scissors that barely cut construction paper? Well, just looking at these delicate, lacy paper cut-outs is triggering major cramps in our hands. Artist Hina Ayoama is showcasing some beautiful work in the art of paper-cutting/decoupage on her site...and before you think it's all laser-cut; guess again. Aoyama keeps it old school: she cuts all of these--by hand (gasp)!

We're blown away by her craftsmanship and patience! We're also hoping she has a really nice cushy chair to sit on when she's doing these...Check out more of her fantastic work on her site--although just a warning: she only speaks French and Japanese.

Design Boom's posted a pretty neat video of her snipping skills in action for the skeptics:

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