The Art of Paper Cutting

The Art of Paper Cutting

by Henya Melichson
     
 

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Papercutting is an ancient, elegant art that dates almost as far back as the creation of paper itself. In today’s multicultural world, papercutting embraces any number of themes, designs, and images. It is an all-inclusive art that requires few tools and minimal materials. All one needs is instruction and inspiration, both of which are found in good measure

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Papercutting is an ancient, elegant art that dates almost as far back as the creation of paper itself. In today’s multicultural world, papercutting embraces any number of themes, designs, and images. It is an all-inclusive art that requires few tools and minimal materials. All one needs is instruction and inspiration, both of which are found in good measure in The Art of Papercutting. The book includes more than 20 projects that feature a range of sizes, subject matters, and techniques. Every project features step-by-step

photographs and numerous helpful hints.

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Melichson, Henya. The Art of Paper Cutting. Quarry: Quayside. 2009. c.128p. illus. ISBN 978-1-59253-525-5. pap. $19.99. CRAFTS
Decorative paper cutting using a single sheet of paper produces lacy silhouettes. Melichson's very elaborate designs draw on religious and ethnic motifs from Mediterranean countries and take some practice to draw out and execute. Templates that may be photocopied and traced are provided for less-intricate projects. - Library Journal, Oct 15, 2009
Library Journal
Decorative paper cutting using a single sheet of paper produces lacy silhouettes. Melichson's very elaborate designs draw on religious and ethnic motifs from Mediterranean countries and take some practice to draw out and execute. Templates that may be photocopied and traced are provided for less-intricate projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592535255
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

Author Henya Melischson has been a papercut artist for more than twenty years. With a background in painting and drawing, Henya’s papercuts are inspired by diverse ethnic and natural motifs. Her work has appeared at museums in Europe, the United States, and Israel. She has held several solo exhibitions and has participated in group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. A member of the Guild of American Papercutters, Henya has led seminars, instructed hundreds of budding papercutters, and been interviewed for television programs.

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