Figment’s Tumblr recently posted about about a new trend of papercuts on teen book covers: http://figmentdotcom.tumblr.com/post/50037988275/ya-cover-trend-paper-cuts.
These covers are actually pretty cool looking and got me wondering– how does someone actually make papercuts? I checked out some of the books we have in the Library on paper cutting and let me tell you, you need some serious scissor skills. However, they aren’t as complicated as you might think. Part of the trick of papercutting is folding the paper to make more than one cut at a time. There are also different cutting tools you can use to create more detailed cuts.
Here are some of the most recent Teen novels that feature papercuts on their covers, click on the cover or the title link to find more information about the book:
by Leigh Bardugo
by Brenna Yovanoff
by Sean Beaudoin
by Kelly Link
by Maggie Stiefvater
If you want to find out more about how to create papercuts, check out this books at the Library! (just click on the cover or title link to find it in the Library):
by Taylor Hagerty
by Sharyn Sowell
by Helene Leroux-Hugon and Julierre Vicart
by Henya Melichson