Saturday, February 9, 2013

German Paper Cutting or Scherenschnitte: MORNING GLORIES AND LILLIES

This is a German Style Paper cutting called Scherenschnitte.  The paper is folded in half and then the holes are cut out through both sides at the same time.  This can be done with sharp-pointed scissors or an exacto knife with a self-healing mat beneath the cutting.  When the cutting is unfolded, the sides will be symmetrical with the designs repeated on each side, only reversed.  I placed it in a round mat and added the little symmetrical shapes to the four corners, to set off the design.