Tuesday, March 31, 2015


SCRATCHED EGGS....SKROBANKI

1 comment:

Foster said...
I am always amazed at how beautiful these eggs are. Wow.

CROCHET ON HOLLOW EGG.....Slovakia 2008



This egg design was made by our cousin Magda in Svit, Slovakia.  Crochet over a hollow chicken egg.  

STRAIGHT PIN... DROP AND PULL METHOD OF EGG DECORATING



WYCINANKA PAPER CUT ON HOLLOW EGG SHELLS




These pictures show the front and back of the same egg. This is a form of decoupage. This is a simple way to cover the egg with designs. It is done with wycinanki paper, similar to Origami paper, on a blown egg and covered with a cut paper design. There are two roosters and two flowers, with a string attached to hang.

Friday, March 27, 2015

PISANKI ON A DRYING BOARD








The board has sets of three nails spaced in triangles, the tips protruding, so that varnished eggs can balance on them as they dry. There are 45 nails, which holds 15 eggs.

Monday, March 9, 2015



Valentine Design Tea Bag Folding






Tea Bag Folding is a fascinating folk art to learn and is very rewarding when you understand the folds in creating your design. The paper with repeat designs can be found online and downloaded, to use for your creations. The 1 1/2" squares are cut apart and then folded into intricate Origami (Japanese Paper Folding) shapes. I usually fold my card stock paper in half to make the card, measure horizontally and vertically with a light pencil line, and then glue the shapes where they look the most interesting to me. Pieces of rolled clear tape can be used so that you can move your shapes around until you decide on your finished placement.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

 HEARTS IN SYMMETRY




I measured and lightly drew lines with pencil from the center of the poster board, horizontally and vertically and then from each corner. Then I proceeded to cut out 4 hearts freehand with no patterns (by folding and cutting half of a heart each time). I saved the inside cutout as that was also a heart. Then I had hearts with heart holes in them and regular hearts. I did this with a multitude of different colors and paper and many different sizes of hearts. Then I began to arrange the hearts from the center outward. I glued some right-side-up and others up-side-down, every which way that was pleasing to me. From the scraps I added curlicues to give the piece pazzazz. As my poster board was not square, I added a line of hearts across the top and bottom, to balance off the piece.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Valentine's Day Paper Cuts


SCHERENSCHNITTE (German Paper Cuts): Heart Designs




The heart shape is fun to work with in paper.  First, you choose a piece of paper with the color that you want and fold it in half.  You then draw half of your design with pencil and cut out the negative spaces (holes) with a pair of sharp-pointed scissors.  When you have a design that isn't completely symmetrical, like the boy and girl in the heart, you cut out the heart leaf design first and complete the cutting of the people separately.  Otherwise, you would have two identical people face to face.  When the design is unfolded, the delicate paper cut is glued carefully on the card stock background and matted..

   






1 comment:

Anonymous said...
Hi Felicia,

Your work is really gorgeous and I love the Scherenschnitte a lot (maybe because of the special "bound" I have with Germany).

Ganz ganz schön!!!!

Hartelijke groeten,
Pieter (from Amersfoort, Holland)

2 comments:

Cathy Moskal said...
Your work is beautiful as always. I love the colors!
Foster said...
Beautiful as usual!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snowflakes Galore!


I cut these snowflakes out of computer paper, size 8 1/2 " squares.  Sometimes it is easier to trace a paper plate and start with a circle.  Then you don't end up with a "square", unnatural snowflake.  These are beautiful when placed on a window, so that you can see through the negative spaces.  Gorgeous!

Thursday, December 25, 2014


POLISH PAPER CUT..."CIRCLE OF ANGELS"

I cut white paper into a circle.  I then folded it in half, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths.  The paper was quite thick at this point.  (This is similar to folding snowflakes.)  I drew with pencil on the triangular section and made half of an angel.  Then I stapled it together, to keep it from sliding around.  I cut out all the negative spaces in and around the angel.  Carefully opening up the folded circle, I saw all my angels along with little birds and Christmas tree shapes, along with the Star of Bethlehem in the middle.  I hadn't planned it that way but was surprised to see the details after it was unfolded.  I glued it onto red shiny paper.

Friday, December 19, 2014

ICONS by Felicia Dvornicky

Our Lady of Czestochowa  2013


Icon...."THE NATIVITY"

"Polish Nativity Scene" Wycinanka



POLISH PAPER CUT...Fragment from "Polish Nativity Scene"

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pysanky Eggs with Christmas Designs 2013



Tea Bag Foldings

This is a folk art that developed in Europe where tea came in colorful wrappers, too pretty to throw away.
A new art form was born when these little squares of colored paper were folded in repeat designs, similar to Origami (Japanese Paper Folding), to make 3-dimensional ornaments and beautiful handmade greeting cards.


TEA BAG FOLDING Christmas Cards....


 








TEA BAG FOLDING ORNAMENT



TEA BAG FOLDING Christmas Ornaments




RECTANGLE AND TRIANGLE CHRISTMAS CARDS


When I use to do paper cutting lessons with children in elementary school, I would use give them shapes like the triangle or rectangle to have them use their imagination and make them into Santa Claus or Christmas Tree designs, using cut paper.  They came up with some very interesting "many faces of Santa Claus," and the Christmas trees had some very unique symmetrical objects cut out on the branches within the tree shape.  The paper was always folded in half in order to teach the children symmetrical design.

WYCINANKA: "CHRISTMAS TREES"

Abandoned Sled watercolor





      This painting was entered in a show at Glenora Music and Art Festival, where I won First Prize in Watercolor!.  Then I was in the Hammondsport, NY Art Show, by Keuka Lake, and actually won BEST IN SHOW!  I was so amazed and happy to receive such recognition!
     I was inspired to paint this when I remembered sledding down the hill in the winter with my brother and sister. We had an old-fashioned sled like this one which could be steered with the bar across the front. It was fun sliding down the hill and then climbing up to slide down again. I think this kind of sled was wonderful!  I hope you feel nostalgic when you look at it.