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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2005 05:39:03 AM »

Hers are lovely, but yours are beautiful, too!  Don't sell yourself short!  Besides, she's probably been doing this for a bit longer than you.  If yours look like this after only working on the techique for a little while, imagine what the fullness of time will bring!   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2005 08:31:10 AM »

You are very kind! Smiley I guess we are always our own toughest critics, right? Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2005 08:37:08 AM »

These remind me of "chinese paper cuts". When I was in Shanghai last summer, I actually saw a guy doing this at the craft market, and he was just snip snip here, trim there, open it up and "WOW". Chinese paper cuts are made out of tissue paper and come in all colours and layers (either solid or painted) , and I buy/collect/give them away every time I come back from China. I've also done it myself but it's tedious work (think cutting out a carp with all the individual scales), and I did it with mostly an x-acto and scissors versus the traditional scissors only method.

Great job on your work though! You should consider doing some on white paper and then painting the scenery to jazz it up. And as always, practice makes perfect Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2005 08:56:04 AM »

These remind me of "chinese paper cuts". When I was in Shanghai last summer, I actually saw a guy doing this at the craft market, and he was just snip snip here, trim there, open it up and "WOW". Chinese paper cuts are made out of tissue paper and come in all colours and layers (either solid or painted) , and I buy/collect/give them away every time I come back from China. I've also done it myself but it's tedious work (think cutting out a carp with all the individual scales), and I did it with mostly an x-acto and scissors versus the traditional scissors only method.

Great job on your work though! You should consider doing some on white paper and then painting the scenery to jazz it up. And as always, practice makes perfect Smiley
Thank you!
I have actually done a carp too....mostly with an x-acto knife.  I can cut the sillhouettes (sometimes) without drawing the pattern first, but it will definitely take more practice before I move on to cutting at will Grin

I have thought about putting different colors of paper...to get kind of stained glass look too.   Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2005 03:35:53 PM »

those look fantastic. Curious: where dod you get your special scissors?
I have been doing danish Klip for going on 2 years now, which is basically the same thing.  My grandmother has given me some books, and our relative is sending another over, that own a book shop in Denmark! Though your are very detailed, I use black cardstock ( a very light grade, no the thick thick stuff) and just scan and edit the mobile designs i want on the computer and then print them off, and i am sure you could do that too rather then the overly expensive stuff)  I have a book the is made up of mostly Hans Christian Anderson Mobiles, and if you want I could scan and email some to you!  If you are un aware he is the author of such tales as the ugly duckling and thumbalina, which i have those mobile designs.

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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2005 03:46:29 PM »

Hi there!
I got my scissors from a sewing store...they have very tiny blades and points.  I used a 40 % coupon when I got them but I think they  were about $8 with the coupon.

This what they look like:

I have seen some of Hans Christian Andersen's cuttings...they are beautiful! I have used black card stock too...the other paper is easy to cut on and get a lot of detail, but I have also used parchment and have done designs in white paper.  I would love to get some patterns from you if it wouldn't be too much trouble. Smiley I have some books with patterns too...we can trade. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2005 03:56:42 PM »

wow I need some of those scissors!!  I would absolutley love to trade for some patterns.. I am excited  Grin. I  am happy to find someone that does simular stuff that I do..  I also have a book called "Klip et Kort" by Gitte Schou Hansen.  Which is a completely about making cards.  there are some really extrremely easy ones of flowers, and other ones.  do u want some christmas mobiles as well?
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« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2005 09:44:53 AM »

Thanks for the great patterns!  Hope you like the ones I gave you! Smiley If you need more or directions let me know! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2005 03:09:15 PM »

Those are gorgeous! Great work! Carmen Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2005 06:42:29 PM »

Lovely work!

The museum here  (we were originally  a German settlement in Texas) often has craftsmen (er, usually women) who demonstrate scheerenschnitte and tatting, but usually they are pretty aged, or at least aging. It's very pretty, and they make it look SO SIMPLE.

Yours are wonderful, and with a little (or maybe a little more than a little) time, they will rival your mentor (Whoa, Nellie! I confess I gasped out loud when I saw her samples!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked)
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