27 July 2009

Papercutting: 18th century Italian


Here is a little something that was a bit more challenging than my usual papercutting; I'd have to say I was feeling adventurous! It's such a buzz to make it to the end with no "incidences", especially with a project like this.

I found this very interesting pattern in a lovely book titled Paper Cutting by Stewart and Sally Walton. It's said to be an Italian 18th century design and that in itself was interesting to me; I hadn't read before that the Italians were also there in the history of paper cutting.

This design measures 8 x 10 inches (20 x 26 cm) and I used my trusty Fiskars Fingertip craft knife for the project.

3 comments:

Pjay said...

Wow Carole this is fabulous, you must have some patience not to mention a very steady hand. You left me a message on scs so popped over to check out your blog, got to say your art is beautiful. Love it! Pxx

stampin abi said...

wow you must be very patient, this is fabulous!

Lyn S said...

Wow Carole! What a masterpiece, you did a wonderful job with such an intricate design!