Since 2008 Kathryn Carr has been a full-time self-taught paper cut artist . She turned her attention to this art form because she was drawn to the bold imagery of the silhouette and the intriguing shadows they cast. Her whimsical designs begin by sketching an idea and giving it a sense of movement and playfulness . She will then draw the image on a back of the paper that is to be cut. Using a scissor or knife blade she will carefully cut away the paper to reveal the image.