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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The art of Silhouette and Scherenschnitte

Hi Everyone and welcome,

Today I have some pretty silhouttes from old books for you. Have fun using them in your projects.
Much love as always, Louise

Scherenschnitte   which means "scissor cuts" in German, is the art of papercutting design. The art work often has symmetry within the design, and common forms include silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The art tradition was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century, and was brought to Colonial America in the 18th century by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania. (Wikipedia)





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4 comments:

Josephine Cox said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful silhouettes.Josie

peggy gatto said...

Fascinating and lovely, thank you!

marda said...

Wonderful silhouettes, thanks again.

Laura Morrigan said...

I love silhouettes! My childhood also saw the short-lived trend of illustrating kids books with layers of amazing cut out coloured paper which I adored!