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

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

I have been in love with card making since I was old enough to hold scissors without adults in the room, but all my classes so far have focused on creating digital images in Procreate.  So I thought it was time to create a class to show how I bring my digital work onto paper!  This process in quick and easy, but also super rewarding and adaptable for tons of digital and paper projects.

In the class, I’ll show you how to create both digital and real paper cutouts so you can choose the method that works best for your materials and style.  We’ll create the designs in Procreate, then use them to create digital images, and printable images for cutting by hand or with a cutting machine.

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 design 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 silhouette 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.

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Design a Pattern Collection on Your iPad

Learn how to design a pattern collection on your iPad from start to finish.  I’ll show you options for making your repeat elements in both Procreate and Affinity designer, so you can choose which option works best for you!

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70s Lettering

Learn how to create 70s style hand lettering and decoration from start to finish.  We’ll cover everything you need to know to add the kind of bold color, drastic variation, and playful decorations that were so popular in the 70s and are now popping up all over in the design world on stationary, clothing, home decor.

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Limited Color Palette Illustration in Procreate

Learn how to create limited color illustrations and palettes on your iPad in Procreate.  We’ll cover every step of the process from building new palettes to creating illustrations that are ideal for limited palettes.

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Ink Illustration Techniques in Procreate

In this class, you’ll learn three different ways to use ink lines and dots to add shadow, highlights, and depth to your work.  We’ll look at tons of tips and tricks for hatching, crosshatching, and stippling, and talk about how to add bold color to your linework to add variation and contrast that makes your work stand out online and in print.

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Insect Animation and Illustration in Procreate

In this class you’ll learn how to create unique insect illustrations and animations on your iPad in Procreate. When you watch the class you’ll get all of the color palettes and Procreate brushes I use in my insect illustrations including 14 drawing and texture brushes that will help you add tons of depth, texture, and grit like this to your illustrations

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Wildflowers in Procreate + Free Gouache Brushes and Color Palettes

In this class, you’ll learn how to paint colorful wildflower arrangements in Procreate. When you watch this class you’ll get all of the brushes and color palettes I use in the class as free downloads, including my saturation booster brushes, which allow you to use the pressure of your stylus to create varied brushstrokes on the canvas.