Anyone can enjoy the relatively inexpensive art of paper cutting. This involves the cutting of patterns, designs, templates, lines and shapes, some of which are very intricate, delicate and almost lace like, out of various sizes, colours and quality of paper with nothing more than a sharp blade. Papercutting art dates back to 6th Century China and has become part of many cultures across the World including Japan where they would use locally process Washi paper made from bark and shrubs. Both Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and French Artist Henry Matisse were renowned for their paper cutting skills. Papercutting can involve creating flat designs from a sheet of paper or more complexed 3 dimensional designs or illustrations.