Scherenschnitte, means “scissor cuts” in German. It is the art of paper cutting and design. The artwork often has rotational symmetry within the design. 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 Dutch immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.
All that is needed to create beautiful cut images is a cutting mat, X-acto knife and a pattern.
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I love the simplicity of this – yet the picture speaks volumes!! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing it!! 🙂
I love it~
crochet lady says
That is lovely. I know a gal who loves to do that craft. You might like to check out her blog at pakartalaska.blogspot.com. Here is the link with her latest craft…https://pakartalaska.blogspot.com/2010/12/chicken-scherrenschnitte.html
Entertaining Women says
What a fun project! Thank you for sharing the instructions and for stopping by my post. Come visit any time. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay
Abounding Treasures says
This is simple and lovely ~ I think I might give it a try :o)
Sounds like a wonderful get together with your husband's co-workers …
Merry Christmas to you and your family :o)
Hélène GLEHEN says
How clever and creative you are.
I like very much these silhouettes.
I wish you a very happy Christmas with your loved one.
♥ Hélène Glehen ♥
Lady Farmer says
Your Nativity Scherenschnitte is beautiful and the frame is so perfect for it. It lookes like all the glittering stars twinking in honor of His birth!
I just pulled out some paper cuts that I did many years ago. I am trying to figure out how to display them and show them on my blog. One is of the 12 days of Christmas and takes up a lot of space. But you have spurred me on to show them!
Yours is lovely!
that's turned out beautiful. I've never tried paper cutting before, sounds like fun
That is so pretty. Love it!
How wonderful serene and elegant!!
Lorraine- What a beautiful piece of art. You did a great job and I really LIKE it in that frame. Hugs-Diana
This is so pretty. You amaze me with your many talents! Enjoy the weekend.
I love silhouettes like this. My sister Mildred did a beautiful design of Bethlehem at night when she was just a child. Your artwork and frame are lovely together!