5 Tips for Cutting Paper Accents for Scrapbook Pages
Cutting out intricate paper details by hand for your scrapbook layouts, a process called fussy cutting, can sometimes prove challenging for those of us with less-than-nimble fingers. There are, however, a few tricks that can get you cutting accents for your scrapbook pages in no time.
1. Choose a sharp pair of micro-tip scissors. The smaller the tip, the easier it will be to snip out those tight corners when cutting out your image.
2. Start by roughly cutting out the image you wish to fussy cut, so you can easily handle the image as you cut out the details.
3. Place your paper near the fulcrum of your scissors, not the tip. This will allow you better maneuverability and result in clean-cut edges.
4. Make long, slow cuts rather than quick snips. Quick snips result in choppy edges. If you encounter tight corners that won't allow you to make long, slow cuts, go back later and snip those pieces out using the tip of your scissors.
5. Turn your paper, not your scissors, as you cut around the edges of your image. This will lessen the urge to snip.
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