The first project I tried was the book cover art.
My first try at Scherenschnitte in several years and the most complex piece I have tried.
As you can see it was not a small piece, the piece took 6 hours to cut but more than half that time was spent resting my hands.
Single fold paper of angels with garland.
Again I enlarged the project to avoid using a knife to cut the smaller pieces.
Finally I couldn't resist cutting a flower vase with tulips and parrot. This project was very simple to cut and I didn't need to enlarge the pattern. For this cutting I used a high grade inkjet printer paper with a matt finish. The hard finish on the surface made the paper perfect for cutting. The paper was light weight and flexible enough to stand up to being cut elaborately. The cutting was then colored in with sharpie markers. The paper did not absorb the pen ink and the colors were very opaque without damaging the paper at all.
Tulips and parrot in a vase.
This also was a large piece to cut.
The image came out very colorful. I still haven't decided on the color of the vase. I was thinking of coloring the vase with a black Sharpie pen and then use gold leaf randomly over the black.
Today I plan on playing with my other new book "Creative Paper Cutting" by Cheong-Ah- Hwang. This book is much more challenging but I started the last and most complex project in the book. The project is a 3D hummingbird in flight. The project calls for making dozens of tiny feathers to cover the breast and head of the hummingbird. I only wish I was good at using tweezers, but I have the feeling I will be by the time the bird is finished. Hopefully the tweezers won't be flying around the room!