With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Scherenschnitte

Friday, December 17, 2010

Scherenschnitte

I spent a few minutes today, away from the busyness of the season to cut a sweet Nativity.
It only took a few minutes.
I planned to double-mat it to a 5x7 but had this 5-inch frame that complimented the simplicity of the cutting.
Pattern graciously shared by Cindy @Scherenschnitte
Thank you, Cindy!
 All that is needed is a cutting mat, X-acto knife and a pattern.

*Print your pattern (or trace a pattern onto paper) 

*Using a cutting mat under your work, begin by cutting away the smallest, inner areas of the design with scissors/X-acto knife.

*Continue cutting away on the outer lines

*Place the finished design on a piece of background paper and secure it with adhesive.

*Frame as desired

18 comments:

Karen said...

I love silhouettes like this. My sister Mildred did a beautiful design of Bethlehem at night when she was just a child. Your artwork and frame are lovely together!

Mildred said...

This is so pretty. You amaze me with your many talents! Enjoy the weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine- What a beautiful piece of art. You did a great job and I really LIKE it in that frame. Hugs-Diana

Shelia said...

This is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job on it and the silver frame is perfect for it. Did you see the Chrismon tree I posted a few posts ago. We have it at church and I love this wonderful paper cutting!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

How wonderful serene and elegant!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Deb said...

That is so pretty. Love it!

Ann said...

that's turned out beautiful. I've never tried paper cutting before, sounds like fun

Susan said...

OMG, LDH. That is outstanding. Loved it. How could you even do that? You are a fabulous baker, cook, and now, artist! Talented lady! Susan

Lady Farmer said...

Your Nativity Scherenschnitte is beautiful and the frame is so perfect for it. It lookes like all the glittering stars twinking in honor of His birth!
I just pulled out some paper cuts that I did many years ago. I am trying to figure out how to display them and show them on my blog. One is of the 12 days of Christmas and takes up a lot of space. But you have spurred me on to show them!
Yours is lovely!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

How clever and creative you are.
I like very much these silhouettes.
I wish you a very happy Christmas with your loved one.

♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

Ⓙaη @ ฿◎ßßƴ℘ḯη❝﹩ ℬ◎aґdẘαʟк ツ said...

It's lovely, LDH. The frame you chose looks almost like the star of Bethlehem above the manger. Beautiful picture. The picture you took would be worthy of framing in its own right.

Abounding Treasures said...

This is simple and lovely ~ I think I might give it a try :o)

Sounds like a wonderful get together with your husband's co-workers ...

Merry Christmas to you and your family :o)

Jane said...

That is so beautiful! I had forgotten this art form. I first learned about it when we lived in PA...
Thanks for sharing...
Merry Christmas!
Jane (artfully graced)

Dimple said...

The cut out is lovely, and the frame is perfect. I love simple, clean lines such as these.

Blessings of the season to you and your sweetheart!

Entertaining Women said...

What a fun project! Thank you for sharing the instructions and for stopping by my post. Come visit any time. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

crochet lady said...

That is lovely. I know a gal who loves to do that craft. You might like to check out her blog at pakartalaska.blogspot.com. Here is the link with her latest craft...http://pakartalaska.blogspot.com/2010/12/chicken-scherrenschnitte.html

d~ said...

Simply beautiful~
I love it~

Daisy said...

I love the simplicity of this - yet the picture speaks volumes!! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing it!! :)

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