Paper cutting demands a certain mindset and patience as it is very slow. Tedious, but there is nothing else like it. You can only plan so far, then you must work it through, balancing the positive and negative against each other as you cut. Winter seems like a good time to be doing it. Here is the original sketch,St Francis paper cut in process and the finished cut. It had a whole cosmos sky that I deleted to focus it more on him.
Wouldn't it make a great gate or free standing screen?