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« on: March 02, 2009 04:49:11 AM »

Hello,

I've been doing papercutting for a while now, but I haven't really posted anything, except a zine I made for a swap. Anyway, this is my biggest project to date, and I'm quite pleased with it, so I thought I'd post Smiley

 It was a wedding gift for a friend, so I based it on the Song of Songs - the great love poem of the Hebrew Bible. The verse in the centre is Songs 8.6, and  translates as "Set me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thine arm".

It's about 11.5 by 11.5 inches, and composed of three layers of paper - cream on brown on cream. I hand-cut it all. The top layer, the cream frame, was cut on the fold. The frame I put it in was 12x12, but I photographed it before I put it in to avoid the glare on glass.

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And here is a picture of the kallah (bride) with it at her bridal shower:




I'd love to know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009 04:54:36 AM »

I think its stunning and would love to learn to do this. I can only imagine the patience this takes.

Do you draw it out first?
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009 04:58:19 AM »

Such detail and work it is gorgeous!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009 04:59:13 AM »

This is truly beautiful, and what a wedding gift.  Your friends must be delighted with it.  You must have incredibly patience and a very steady hand.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009 05:21:10 AM »

Wow, that is gorgeous!  It looks like it took a lot of skill to make.  I love the images, and that is such a beautiful psalm.   The bride is lucky to have such a talented friend!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009 05:51:39 AM »

stunning, you can tell the bride is VERY happy with it! Beautiful work!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009 06:42:38 AM »

That is absolutely stunning! You have such a talent! Do you use a pair of scissors or an exacto knife? I have played a little with paper cutting before and really enjoy it. I have never tried it on the fold, I may have to go do that! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009 06:46:23 AM »

Ack!  This is so intricate!  Is it made of regualr weight paper?
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009 07:16:50 AM »

It's beautiful. I looks like it took a lot of time. Great job.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009 07:31:29 AM »

What a thoughtful and beautiful wedding gift! I'd love to receive something like that!
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