i have a question for the collage artists out there, be it people that use just collage as their medium, or sometimes use collage as part of what they do. for example, the amazing emma block.
what is your preferred cutting method, scissors or scalpel? i personally prefer scissors, especially small embroidery scissors like these. part of this may be that i have a ‘thing’ for scissors (don’t even get me started on that). but really it’s because i find i have more control. also, i’m really clumsy and tend to cut my fingers a lot with scalpels. i don’t want blood on my work, thanks.
some people may be the complete opposite, and find that a scalpel offers them more control. with tiny scissors you can can get into the details just as well as a scalpel, but if i was doing something very intricate ..papercutting for example, i’d go with scalpel as you can go really into the details a lot more without (hopefully) accidentally cutting the wrong area with the blade.
do you have a reason you prefer one over the other, or is it just that you’ve always had a particular ‘weapon of choice?’
let me know!
ps. how fantastic is that marimekko wallpaper?