Monday, January 23, 2012

Swan Scherenschnitte (Paper cutting)


I created this pattern last night after considering several other patterns from books that I have. I decided that I wanted to make my own instead of depending on some other person's creative talent.....although I may still use patterns from others from time to time.

I then cut it out with my new exacto knife kit....love, love, love gift certificates at art stores. It allows me to just go in and buy what I want with no concern over how much it costs.

This is for a young lady at church who just became engaged. She is my secret sister and we are having our "reveal" party this Friday night, so I wanted a special gift to give her made by myself. I still need to frame it...here's where I messed up. I had a white frame I planned to use, but between folding the paper over and then drawing the design, it's bigger than my frame. I really need to measure twice, cut once.

14 comments:

tainterturtles said...

You do such a nice job Patty. My grandma use to do polish paper cutting which is just like Scherrenschnitte!

marianne said...

OMG Patty what a masterpiece!
It is perfect in every way. did you make the pattern yourself? wow!
I am in awe.
She will love it♥

Caroline said...

This is beautiful Patty! What control you have over that knife!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is outstanding. It is so intricate. What a lucky lady that receives this gift.

sukipoet said...

so beautiful and such a difficult task! i love this kind of work, but would never have the steady hand and eye and patience to do it.

Marj said...

Have I said it l00 times yet??? You are so talented! So many "arty" things you do.
This is beautiful!

A Lady's Life said...

what a lovely piece.
You did a great job. I am sure she will be very pleased with it.:)

Teri Casper said...

Your paper cutting is just awesome and amazing. Beautiful!

Lynn said...

What a perfect gift for this soon to be married young woman. I am so very impressed with your artsmanship!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I absolutely LOVE this. Do you know how talented you are. wow. She will love this too.

Mim said...

This is just amazing! such detail and exact cuts. it must take such a long time to do!!!

Kellie said...

That is just great Patty !! She is sure to love it!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow, it looks lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful - have you considered making files to sell. Unfortunately I can't draw a straight line even with a ruler.