Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scherenschnitte - Scissor Cuts

I am working on Haensel and Gretel today.

{ Scherenschnitte }
(German pronunciation: [ˈʃeːʁənˌʃnɪtə])  

Scherenschnitte means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of papercutting design. The art work often has symmetry within the design, and common forms include silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The art tradition was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century, and was brought to Colonial America in the 18th century by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.

from Wikipedia

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