Paper Cutting Old & New makes the venerable Pennsylvania Dutch paper cutting art of "scherenschnitte" come alive, with easy step-by-step instructions and dozens of complete full-sized patterns. Modern crafters will learn to apply this ancient technique to snip their own framed treasures, holiday ornaments, unique cards, scrapbook pages, and more. Only a few simple tools and supplies are needed-paper, mat board, watercolors, scissors and permanent pens. The authors also offer false-grain wood frame painting as an elegant option for the cut artwork.
About the Author
Carole Behrer has been interested in folk art for most of her life. She was introduced to the art of Theorem painting, Scherenschnitte and false-graining by her mother, Jane Davies, who lived and worked at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Carole has been creating Scherenschnitte for over 19 years, and Theorem painting for 17. She has lived with her husband John at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summitt, MO, for over 23 years, and they have three children. Cccarole has been a juried member of BOMH since 1995, and was selected as one of Early American Life's 200 Best Craftsmen.
Suzanne McNeill is often known as a Trendsetter for arts and cratts. Dedicated to hands-on creativity, she constantly tests, experiments and invents something new and exciting. Suzanne is the woman behind Design Originals, a publishing cmpany dedicated to all things fun and creative. She is a designer, artist, columnist, TV personality, publisher, art instructor, author and lover of everything hands-on. She was the 2011 winner of the Craft and Hobby Association's Industry Achievment Award .