Learning How To Papercut

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 11:13 PM 0 comments
This post is nice because it also updates my Goose Girl blog. I haven't been able to do any papercuts because of various reasons—reading Harry Potter, getting ready for the garage sale, recovering from the garage sale—I think this will help me get back into the swing of things.

A little while ago, I got a disc of patterns for Scherenschnitte from a member of my scherenschnitte yahoo group that I haven't been very active in. I used these templates to help teach my Family Home Evening group how to papercut. They all did very well.

Here's Andy's. He did the 3 Blind Mice.

Terry did a good one of a kitten getting into a fish bowl.

Kristina made some pelicans.

Joseph won the award for skinniest cut with his Tom Sawyer papercut.

Meredith took to scherenschnitte like a fish takes to water.

Oh my gosh, I did some unicorns.

Stacy made some cute kitties.

I made the beginnings of a squirrel garland.

And Sharon, the newest member of our group, took on one of the toughest patterns and did an excellent job. She's going to take the rest of the templates to her second grade class for an activity.

After all that hard work, we needed some sustenance. Andy and I went to Burgermaster and ate some tasty burgers.

Burgers are so tasty!

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Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 1:45 PM 0 comments
I had lost the password to this damn thing and now it has changed all over the place. I guess I will have to mess around in here to see what I can and cannot do.

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Flowers for Claire

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 9:32 PM 0 comments
A long time ago Claire commissioned me to make some flowers for her and because I'm so on top of things, I've finally gotten around to it a year later. I don't know if this is what she had in mind, but they are scherenschnitte of flowers from her sister's garden. If you don't like them, Claire, no purchase necessary. I really like how the Columbines turned out.

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Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 11:39 PM 0 comments
I took a picture of some birds sitting on a wire outside of the Hilltop Service Station on Capitol Hill right across from Sonic Boom. It was my 32nd birthday (way back in March) and I thought what a great scherenschnitte this would make.

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Harlequin Beetle

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:39 PM 0 comments

Acrocinus longimanus

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Threadwing Ant Lion

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 9:19 PM 0 comments

Nemoptera sinuata

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