bird scherenschnitte

I made this bird scherenschnitte after church this afternoon. The design is borrowed from the very talented Cindy - she has an entire blog dedicated to scherenschnitte. She really does beautiful work. You can watch an instructional video at her site here.


The birds replaced a very generic and ugly print that has been hanging on our wall since we've been married. I've been wanting to replace it for a long time but was finally shamed into action by my friend Megan (thanks, Meg).

15 comments:

M Henrich said...

it's beautiful Jill. How fun!

Diane said...

this is really lovely. I'm going to go visit her site. Thank you.

Diane
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Karen said...

What a neat idea! Too bad I've never been handy with an exacto knife...about all I can ever seem to cut with them is my thumb! You must be a very talented young lady!

Ed T. said...

Very interesting, I didn't know there was a word for things like this,...how cool.

HybridCar said...

Oh nice, so nice, I try something like that at home... so nice...
I have one book with something like that.

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Kirsten said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I think this is really amazing - and so simple - I'm going to try it this weekend!

Kool Thing said...

That's lovely. It's simple and striking.

jkandjc said...

i like it :)

Meiling said...

Amazing!!! Dear Jill

I appreciate this design with aesthetics truly. For sure, it's simple, elegant and strking. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful work.

greetings from Taiwan

FatCatCreations by StarvnRtist said...

beautiful!

l.una said...

Hi, Jill. These birds are amazing!!! I like your all hand made works (sock´s made dog is SO funny....), couple years ago I spent some time with simillar hobby as you´re doing. Now I´m so busy with my job, I hardly canfind time for taking the photos and painting....some times... Any ways thank your for putting the idea of black/white pictures. I would like try to do it too! Have a nice time. martha frm Prague (The Czech Republic, Europe)

delilah said...

that is really beautiful

Jessica said...

Happy to have stumbled across your blog. I have been wanting to try this art for some time now.
I put you under my "People are so Interesting" catagory on my blog. I use that section of blogs for people who inspire me.

Keep up the fun crafts.

Jaimee McClellan said...

Glad to have found your blog today. You made this look so effortless...it's beautiful!

Trapped in the house today due to ice and slush...I'm going to attempt your 7Up Cake. Mmmmmm.