My name is Kate and I'm the hands behind Rebellion Hope.
Working from my spare room in South Wales, I create bold, colourful papercuts as a form of self expression.
My design ideas usually begin as a form of visual journalling. As someone with social anxiety, having a creative outlet really helps me to communicate the things that I like, as well as my opinions and feelings on a range of topics. My hope is that others may relate to my work, and in some situations, feel understood and connected by what I make.
My original pieces are all handmade from the beginning of the process to the very end.
My designs are drawn by hand and the outline is then cut from a single piece of black paper using a craft knife. I then handcut coloured paper to match each individual section and glue in place with a small model paintbrush. This process does take a long time but I really value the unsymmetrical charm and unique beauty of papercutting this way.
I also value Choco Leibniz biscuits, the film Labyrinth, red pandas and nice people.
I'm currently in the process of making prints of new designs which will be available to buy in April. In the meantime, please come say HI over on Instagram! x