Framed in delicate white flowers and leaves, the hummingbird floats gently above.

The creature’s gossamer-fine wings resemble the intricate brilliance of a spider’s web.

With its lace-like quality, this exquisite artwork is made entirely of paper.

Georgia Low is the paper cut artist behind the magnificent silhouette and she is currently exhibiting her work at a cafe in Chester.

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Her four pieces currently on display at the Marmalade Cafe have already been sold and she is busy working on more.

To create the images, the 20-year-old of Denbigh used a surgeon’s scalpel with a selection of detachable blades.

She began devoting herself full-time to the craft a year ago and is now swamped with orders from as far afield as Canada thanks to the success of her Facebook page.

Georgia, whose company is called Hummingbird, said: “By the time I’ve finished a piece the paper feels similar to lace.

“It takes many hours to complete a picture – all in all the hummingbird took between 40 and 50 hours.

“The main problem using a scalpel is cutting my fingertips.

“The blades are so sharp the cuts are pretty deep. You have to be careful.”

Paper was invented in China in around 100AD and the art of paper cutting quickly followed.

Georgia was first introduced to the craft during art classes at school.

Last February she made a birthday card for her mum using the technique and it proved such a hit she decided to forge a career in it.

Georgia begins one of her pictures by drawing a design freehand on the back of a white piece of paper - the thickness of the paper lies somewhere between paper and card.

She said: “Clients tell me the sort of design they want and what they want to see in it and then I interpret their vision.”

Once cutting is complete Georgia sprays glue on to the back of the paper before carefully placing it on to a second piece of coloured paper.

While the hummingbird picture measures 50x65cm, she also creates smaller pieces A3 and A5 in size.

Georgia said: “Gluing the paper is a really tricky part of the process.

“If you get it wrong you have to peel it off and stick it on again.

“Paper cutting takes a lot of concentration and the hours fly by.

“I’m happy to be doing something I enjoy as a full-time career.”