Virginia Paper Cutting Artist - Black Culture and History - Janelle Washington

 Paper Cut Art, Silhouettes & Illustrations 

WashingtonCuts strives to provide unique, high-quality paper cuts, prints, silhouettes and illustrations that celebrate Black history and culture.

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Explore news and upcoming events featuring paper cutting artis Jenelle Washington of Washington Cuts. Virtual and in-person events including paper cutting workshops and school events where you can learn and practice the art of paper cutting directly alongside the artist.

custom paper cut silhouettes

Something Special


Something special and one-of-a-kind. Custom paper cut silhouettes of you, your family or loved one. Each papercut is hand drawn and hand cut to capture the glory that is you. Wear your hair in a cool style and add jewelry and accessories to make your portrait stand out. A great way to decorate your home or give as a gift.


The Artist


Janelle Washington is a self-taught paper-cut and silhouette from Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from VCU with a BFA in Fashion Design and worked as a children's wear designer for 12 years. While designing, she found interest in paper cutting after being presented with an opportunity to display other artistic talents during a company show and tell presentation. Creating with paper proved to be quite an exciting concept, and after extensive research, she designed and made her first paper cut.