Sunday, April 28, 2019
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Felicia's Wycinanka Snowflakes
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!
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Saturday, August 4, 2018
WYCINANKA: Lowicz Paper Cut Wedding Scene
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WYCINANKA WEDDING SCENE fragment by Felicia
|I created this paper cut for a lady in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia. She wanted it for her brother's wedding, as he was marrying a Polish girl. It was part of a paper cut that featured the entire wedding scene.|
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Paper Cut made for WSKG Public Television. "FOLK ARTISTS OF THE SOUTHERN TIER"
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I bought the frame first and then chose my colors
for the paper cutting to go with the frame.
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When I started cutting this paper cut, I made some of the big flowers and glued them on the background. At this point I became very frustrated and didn't like the piece. I was going to tear it up and throw it away. You see, I am a very "symmetrical" person and this cutting was all over the place. It really bothered me! Jake told me to stop, walk away, and look at it again another day. After that, the next day I was able to continue working on it until it was finished. This Wycinanka received "BEST IN SHOW" at Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The show was called "CUT IT OUT" and curated by Dr. Debbie Miller. I was very happy that I finished my wycinanka and won a fantastic prize!
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Wycinanka: "CLOTH APPLIQUE METHOD"
I had made this same Wycinanka using paper. Then, I thought it would be fun to make a wycinanka from cloth. I used iron-on webbing and cut out the pieces. Then I ironed it onto the background white cloth.
Posted by Felicia at 4:29 PM
Wycinanka: GODDESS IN A TREE
|This is a very simple wycinanka that can be done with children in a classroom.|
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Wycinanka: "Tree of Life"
This is a Wycinanka which is symmetrical (same on both sides) and stylistic...typical of the one-colored "Trees of Life" made in several regions of Poland. The blue paper is folded lengthwise, half of the design is drawn on the back, all the negative space is cut out carefully with sharp scissors, and when the cutting is unfolded, it is glued onto heavy paper. This paper cut is on permanent display at Roberson Museum in Binghamton, NY in their traditional folk artist section.
Posted by Felicia at 4:23 PM
Wycinanka Polish Paper Cutting and Scherenschnitte German Paper Cutting
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AVIARY TREE WYCINANKA
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WYCINANKA: "THISTLES AND DUCKS"
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