Friday, June 1, 2012

Scherenschnitte - Nancy Michalak

Paper cutting has been featured here quite often, but this is the first time I've seen the cutting as an overlay atop a realistic background. Just look at the depth in this piece!


Created by Nancy Michalak of Maine, it's lovely the way she melds the colored landscape with the German folk art technique, scherenschnitte. The sheep still need shearing and the trees are leafing out... it must be early spring. Such detail, especially when you consider Nancy created the symmetrical image with just one piece of folded paper (and lots and lots of snips!)

Nancy's Etsy shop is ShadyRunStudios.

Facebook Finds this past week:

Eye-catching quilled masks
DIY paper lanterns with fabric appliques
Clever things to make with a circle punch
An online course to learn modern calligraphy
Striped state and country maps to print out, alter, and frame

Have a great weekend!


  1. wonderful as it is made you had a great weekend! Greetings from Holland Baukje

  2. So beautiful - I have always wanted to try this.

  3. you bought me running when I saw the paper-cutting. How beautiful and lovely presentation! Thanks for sharing Ann

  4. I did not think it is paper cut when I first took a look at this picture. Really amazing the way she has given depth to her work.The quilled masks are really so pretty and elegant, thanks for sharing Ann.

  5. Amazing detail in this paper cutting piece! (Thanks, too, for the link to GWS that led to One Handspun Day, a lovely site!)

  6. I can't imagine doing this! It's lovely!!! How inventive!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Seeing work like this always fascinates me. I can't imagine having the patience to complete something like that.


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