Candyspotting is a laser cutting studio based in Portland, Oregon and founded by Sarah Holbrook in 2009. Though Sarah cuts many different mediums, she tends to focus her efforts on paper. The laser’s ability to both cut and etch allows for some stunning results and it never ceases to amaze me how detailed the final product can turn out. The fine art foray into laser cutting paper is a fairly new trend. Historically, laser cutters have been used for more industrial applications. It’s very exciting to see more artists and designers using this medium – I love discovering new stationery lines that are working with cut paper.
Sarah was kind enough to cut the Oh So Beautiful Paper logo (featuring calligraphy by Bryn from Paperfinger) as a demonstration of the laser’s intricacy. Since Candyspotting specializes in cutting paper, Sarah is an expert at calculating the laser’s settings for the cleanest cut and the least amount of residual burning. The end results are simply breathtaking.
This piece took over five minutes to cut. If you are interested in reading more about the technical side of the process, be sure to visit Candyspotting’s blog.
Rhode Montijo’s papel picado style Skeletown card will soon be for sale at the very first Latino Comics Expo in San Francisco next month.
Saelee Oh’s limited edition cut (this piece is sold out) “All Together Now”. The equally stunning “Infinite Path” is currently available in Saelee’s shop.
Béatrice Coron creates the majority of her paper cuts by hand, but has recently begun offering a small selection of laser cut pieces. “BZCT” is available in a numbered edition of 500.
Squirrel Loves Nut is my own small line of cards. As a rep for so many talented designers, I’m inspired on a daily basis – it’s been a treat to have my very own creative outlet.
This wedding invitation, designed by Candyspotting, combines laser cutting and etching.
Catchy business card design, by Brian Behrens.
Laser cut paper scraps are particularly cute.
Test cuts for a Thank You card designed by Candyspotting.
Many thanks to Sarah for allowing me to invade her studio.
“Laser Cutting with Candyspotting” is a guest post by Carina Murray of Crow & Canary.
It’s amazing how beautifully intricate this art form is. The details are stunning!
Check out http://www.lusciousverde.com for a stationery company that has been specializing in cut paper for ten years!
Wow – that video is amazing! I love paper cuts and have been interested in learning more about how the lasercutters work. Thanks so much for sharing the video and the different stationery lines – so gorgeous and inspiring!
Im a huge fan of lazer cutting. Thanks to this post, I totally got inspired to redesign NEW business cards 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this. The video and end result is absolutely stunning!
I use laser cutting to make some of my jewelry. It is such a fun process! I can’t help but watch the laser, even though I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to. Great round-up of laser cut beauties!
Major kudos to Carina; it’s such an honor to be featured here.
I look forward to cutting more beautiful work. There are a few additional photos of Rhode Montijo’s card up on Flickr. Happy skeletons? Cut paper? I love it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
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