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 | teacher

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15 Lessons (2h 8m)
    • 1. Create Paper Cuttings on Your iPad in Procreate + Digital, Hand Cut, and Cricut Machine Cutting

    • 2. Downloads and Inspiration

    • 3. Silhouettes and Stamps

    • 4. Creating Cut Lines

    • 5. Creating Simple Pattern Brushes

    • 6. Creating Complex Pattern Brushes

    • 7. Applying Color to Cutouts

    • 8. Cutting by Hand

    • 9. Cutting with a Cricut Machine

    • 10. Card Format Option 2

    • 11. Creating a Mandala

    • 12. Colors and Logos

    • 13. Constructing Your Card

    • 14. Templates and Plant Forms

    • 15. 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 | teacher


I'm a artist, designer, 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. Since then, I've been teaching around the world, online and in person. 

I'm obsessed with pushing the limits of painting and illustrating on my iPad, and helping hobbyists, artists, and designers develop their creative style.   I share tons of iPad tips and downloads on my...

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