Create Paper Cuttings on Your iPad in Procreate + Digital, Hand Cut, and Cricut Machine Cutting | Liz Kohler Brown | Skillshare

Create Paper Cuttings on Your iPad in Procreate + Digital, Hand Cut, and Cricut Machine Cutting

Liz Kohler Brown, artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

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15 Videos (2h 8m)
    • 01 Paper Cutting: Intro

    • 02 Paper Cutting: Downloads and Inspiration

    • 03 Paper Cutting: Silhouettes and Stamps

    • 04 Paper Cutting: Creating Cut Lines

    • 05 Paper Cutting: Creating Simple Pattern Brushes

    • 06 Paper Cutting: Creating Complex Pattern Brushes

    • 07 Paper Cutting: Applying Color to Cutouts

    • 08 Paper Cutting: Cutting by Hand

    • 09 Paper Cutting: Cutting with a Cricut Machine

    • 10 Paper Cutting: Card Format Option 2

    • 11 Paper Cutting: Creating a Mandala

    • 12 Paper Cutting: Colors and Logos

    • 13 Paper Cutting: Constructing Your Card

    • 14 Paper Cutting: Templates and Plant Forms

    • 15 Paper Cutting: Applying Multiple Colors

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About This Class


In this class, you'll learn how to create both digital and real paper cutouts designs on your iPad.  We’ll create the designs in Procreate, then use them to create digital images, and printable images for cutting by hand or with a Cricut cutting machine.  I’ll show you all three options, so you can choose what works best for your personal style!

When you take this class you’ll get all of the brushes and stamps I use in the class including some pattern brushes, silhouette stamps, and templates.


First we’ll turn a silhouette of an animal into a patterned cutout.  I’ll show you how to use geometric shapes to break up the space, and how to fill a shape with pattern.  We’ll cover how to create patterns and pattern brushes, so you can turn your own custom pattern into a cutout.


Next we’ll create an intricate mandala shape and cover how to create both positive and negative shapes when you’re designing your cutouts.  I’ll show you how to apply color and shadow to the digital images, so you can post those online, or just use them as a way to mock up your final cuts on paper.


Next we’ll create a multi-colored cutout combining text and hand drawn plant forms. I’ll show you how to use a simple sihouette to create an eye catching pattern around text, and give you some ideas for plant forms that you can use in your own project.


The amazing thing about this process is you can turn any image into a beautiful digital or printed cutout.  These projects are perfect for creating greeting cards, wall art, or for posting on social media or your website.  Turning your artwork into a cutout is a great way to make your lettering or illustrations stand out online and in person.

All you need to take this class is your iPad and a stylus.  I’ll be using the Apple Pencil, but you could use any stylus, or even your finger.    I’ll also be using some 65 lb cardstock, an exacto knife, and a Cricut cutting machine, but you don’t need those if you just want to create digital images.

You can find the class downloads and resources here





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Liz Kohler Brown

artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

Every class I create is broken down into bite sized pieces so you can learn how to draw and design on your iPad by learning one little step at a time.  I design projects that anyone can create, and give tips for designing that will help you develop your own style and process.

 About Me

I'm a designer, illustrator, and teacher who loves sharing new techniques and methods.  I started my art career in sculpture and design, and earned an MFA in art in 2013. Si...

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