Template Tuesday - 4th of July Liberty Bell

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 8:26 PM 0 comments

Sweet freedom. You know how you get to a point where almost all the things you have to do are done and you think you're about finished, but eventually a whole new slew of things gets thrown your way? I feel like I'm almost to that point. It's nice. I'll just trick myself into thinking I'll have a load of free time sometime soon.

It's been a little while since I've done a papercut template and I kept wracking my brain as to what I could do for the 4th of July. I kept thinking of doing fireworks, but that's kind of boring. Then, the other day, I got this awesome mirror at the thrift store with 13 stars and an eagle at the top and my friend Kim suggested I memorize the Declaration of Independence while I go swimming. Voila! I have a little bit of Declaration of Independence, a little bit of the 13 colonies and a little bit of the Liberty Bell. Happy Independence Day, America, enjoy a free scherenschnitte template!

Here's what the template looks like:

Download the free template here: Liberty

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C'est Fini!

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 8:47 PM 0 comments

This weekend I took all my pieces down to the gallery in Provo. It is such a relief to have them all completed and in someone else's hands. I'm excited for Friday, if anything to see some old friends who I haven't seen in forever. I'm also excited to start back up Template Tuesday! Woot! Just in time for the 4th. You guys have no idea how guilty I felt not doing them.

This one is called, "He had No Idea what He Doing Out Here but He Sure Did Love to See Her Smile," or something like that. I can't remember what I wrote.

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Mother Said This Would Come To No Good

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 8:37 PM 0 comments

Ooo, you guys, I finally got one of my pieces finished for the art show on July 3rd. Wanted to put up a sneak peek. Of course, this is my most favorite piece of any of them that I have done so hopefully if you come to Provo to see you won't be too disappointed.

July 3, 2009

Terra Nova Gallery
41 West 300 North
Provo, Utah 84601

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Papercut Family Tree

Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:05 AM 0 comments
Something fun I've been working on lately has been these three family trees. They are cut out of census papers of my ancestors. I scanned them in and blew them up pretty large and cut out these giant family trees.

It's interesting the different color variances you can get with different eras of census records. I think the first one is from the 1920s, the second one is from the 1910s and the third one from the 1880s.

I'm going to give one to my parents, one I'll keep for me and I'm still debating what to do with the third one.

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Posted by Amelia Swhizzagers On 10:27 AM 0 comments
Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been pretty busy. But a lot of busy doing papercuts, so that's pretty cool. Remember how I told you that I'm going to be featured in a book about papercuts? I think I might have mislead some of you into believing that this was going to be all my stuff. It's lots of other artists in it as well. Well, I just got word that it's definitely being produced and will be available January 2010! It's called
Papercuts: 35 Inventive Projects and I think about 8 of them are mine. Pretty exciting, no?

Also, and I'm sure I'll post more about this as it gets closer, but I'm going to be in an art show with two other papercutting artists down in Provo from July 3rd-31st at the Terra Nova Gallery! If any of you are in the area, I hope you can make it! The opening reception is on July 3rd from 6-9pm.

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