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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2010 01:36:22 PM »

Really beautiful, intricate work! I'm no good at detailed stuff like this so I am in absolute awe of anyone who can do this work. Have a lovely Chanukah!
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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010 05:32:39 AM »

Wow. You have developed a lot since the Zine- swap we did. Congrats! Hitting this rocks...
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010 09:02:15 AM »


Wow, thanks guys! How lovely to log in after Shabbat and find all these nice comments Smiley

Wow. You have developed a lot since the Zine- swap we did. Congrats! Hitting this rocks...

Thanks, I hope I have! I look back at my first papercuts now and can't believe how naive they are. Mirtz Hashem I hope that in another few years I'm able to look back at these ones and say "wow, I can't believe how bad they were!".
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010 11:43:58 AM »

Dear G-d, these papercuts are stunning. I think the oil lamp one is my favorite... it looks so delicate, so lacy, and yet still like it could be an oil lamp made of clay or something else equally of the earth! Chag Samach, have a wonderful Chanukah!
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010 12:27:45 PM »

So beautiful -- when I saw the featured thumbnail I assumed they were prints of some kind.  What an incredible labor of love, and how fortunate your recipients; any one of these would be framed and on display year-round in my home.
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2010 12:54:29 PM »

they are sooooo amazing.
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« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2010 01:33:22 PM »

Utterly magnificent!  Do you use a scalpel or a razer?
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« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2010 02:14:23 PM »

Utterly magnificent!  Do you use a scalpel or a razer?

I used an x-acto knife, though I'm not too happy with it - I used to use a swann-morton scalpel, and I don't remember the blades wearing out as quickly as they do with this x-acto knife. It's the only kind of blade I can get here in Israel, but I'm looking for an alternative, because I get through blades like water - the metal seems to be quite soft, it blunts quickly and another problem I keep having is the very tip of the blade keeps actually snapping off when I do tight curves. Each of these cards used about 3 blades, which is ridiculous! They're so expensive here (35 shekels for 11, which is about $11 - a dollar a blade!), it's unsustainable. I can't afford to keep going through this many. When I lived in the UK, I got my scalpel blades much cheaper, and they seemed tougher, though maybe that's my nostalgia. The only drawback was that the shape of the scalpel handle made cutting quite painful. For financial reasons, I may have to get some swann-morton blades sent over from the UK though Sad

If anyone here has any advice about prolonging blade life, or more hard-wearing brands, I'd be really grateful!
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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2010 04:27:23 PM »


If anyone here has any advice about prolonging blade life, or more hard-wearing brands, I'd be really grateful!

Me too!
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« Reply #19 on: November 28, 2010 08:44:22 AM »

Gorgeous works of art.  You can really see the love, time, and attention that you put into them.  Definitely cards to keep!  Best Chanukah wishes to you and your family.
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