Wednesday, September 4, 2019
~ A Snippet of a Different Kind ~
Good Morning Friends & Folk!
and a happy hot September 4th to you all ~
as I have posted on IG & FB...
I am getting back into my Scherenschnitte or papercuttings.
I made and sold many and am humbled
~ that they now reside in private collections throughout the world.
my favorite subject is of course Autumn, Witches & Christmas,
but I have been known to snip a few rabbit folk as well for Easter!
Primarily I use these large Chinese scissors to work,
but for small detail I use a very sharp, antique pen knife and Xacto knife as well...
most of my works are freehand, but I do also pencil in lines to follow before I cut away...
I never know how it will look
until the finish and I hold it up to the light!
I use 67lb black cardstock
and my own hand-parched, stained and scorched papers...
a technique that my dear aunts taught me when I was younger ~
this sweet little sweeping witch was cut from my own paper
and is mounted on the black cardstock ~ just the opposite of the one shown above:
I'll be offering a few finished & framed cuttings at our
Gathering of Primitive Friends Show
here at the Farm on Saturday September 21st
I also would like to offer some templates for those who might want to try it themselves,
and perhaps some notecards or prints of my originals ~
Blessings from the Farm