Monday, January 24, 2011


I folded the blue paper in half lengthwise and drew half of the design on the white background with pencil.  I then proceeded to cut out all of the negative spaces with fine point very sharp scissors, as are used for embroidery or scherenschnitte.  I like cuticle scissors the best.  When the design was unfolded, it revealed the completed Tree of Life with roosters and birds in the tree and on the ground.  I found a piece of scrapbooking paper that had the golden squiggles on it and felt that it gave my cutting the whimsy that I was looking for and it made the blue color POP!

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