Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Scherenschnitte

Wise Men

I've been having fun making some holiday paper cuts using japanese linen paper. I just love that stuff :)

Holiday Paper Cut

So far I've got the three wise men, some holly and candles...

Christmas Paper Cuts

Angels singing and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus.

I haven't done any paper cutting in over a year and have somehow misplaced my nice little craft knife so I had to use a honking huge exacto knife but I'm very happy with how they turned out :)


The next step is to turn them into window transparencies using velum and kite paper to paint color into the open spaces. That way when the sun shines through them they are going to look amazing. I can't wait!



charlotte said...

hey they are wonderful, I love the star ones. really great with or without colors. Very inspiring another thing to add to the growing list! lol x x x

nunu said...

beautiful! i've never heard of japanese linen paper. must have a look see.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! Wow, inspiring!

house full of jays said...

No way! Rosina! They are amazing. I want to come by for a tutorial!
(And as for moving out your way we are praying, hoping and wishing - although it looks like we may be staying in Alberta for now.)

elisa said...

i love scherenschritte, these will be wonderful in a window. i shall have to try it this year xx