The Art of Paper Cutting by Henya Melichson

By Henya Melichson

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3 Cut the design in a systematic manner. Leave a border of paper all around until you finish cutting the design. 4 Carefully unfold the paper cut and flatten. Measure the cellophane and trim it so that it fits exactly behind the window. 5 Affix the cellophane to the back of the paper cut. Mount the paper cut onto the cardboard. Tip This design is entirely symmetrical, so all of it can be drawn and cut while the paper is folded. GALLERY OF PROJECTS Text 47 Job:01228 Title:The art of paper cutting Page:47 2nd Proof 001-128 01228_C1 2/3/09 3:36 PM Page 48 FISH WITH CAREFULLY CUT SCALES AN ELABORATE LAMP 48 THE ART OF PAPER CUTTING Text Job:01228 Title:The art of paper cutting Page:48 2nd Proof 001-128 01228 1/21/09 11:09 AM Page 49 Fertility Blessing 18" X 20" (46 X 51 CM) | TOOLS AND MATERIALS This design features a mostly symmetrical border and an asymmetrical • WHITE PAPER, 20" X 22" center.

It is cut from white paper, painted with watercolors, and mounted (51 X 56 CM) on a black background. • SKETCHING MATERIALS • SCALPEL OR CUTTING TOOL The central symbol of this design is fish, signifying fertility and birth. The • SELF-HEALING CUTTING MAT design is comprised of four areas. The main area is the oval shape located • WATERCOLORS AND FINE at the center of the piece. It features a pair of fish, cut in negative, and PAINTBRUSH curved into one another. The next area features a blessing for the family • GLUE from Psalm 128.

Use these projects as inspiration and motivation for your own designs. When selecting the paper for your paper cut, remember to give yourself a border of about 2" (5 cm) all around. Keep this border intact until you finish cutting the entire paper cut, as it provides stability during the cutting process. 37 Text Job:01228 Title:The art of paper cutting Page:37 1st Proof 001-128 01228 1/21/09 11:03 AM Page 38 BIRDS MEETING IN THE BARK SQUIRREL ON A BRANCH 38 THE ART OF PAPER CUTTING Text Job:01228 Title:The art of paper cutting Page:38 1st Proof 001-128 01228 1/21/09 11:03 AM Page 39 Holiday Tree 28" X 12" (71 X 30 CM) | TOOLS AND MATERIALS This symmetrical design is cut from black paper, decorated with disks of • SILHOUETTE PAPER, 29" X 13" gold, silver, and bronze metallic paper, and mounted on a white background.

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