|Project by Mathew Nedeljko||posted 07-05-2012 03:47 PM||4537 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
This is a bit of a departure from the marquetry work I have been doing lately, but I find scrolling to be just another form of artistic expression that has been calling to me.
From Wikipedia: Scherenschnitte (pronunciation: [ˈsharon-shnit), which means “scissor cuts” in German, is the art of papercutting design. The art work often has symmetry within the design, and common forms include silhouettes, valentines, and love letters. The art tradition was founded in Switzerland and Germany in the 16th century, and was brought to Colonial America in the 18th century by immigrants who settled primarily in Pennsylvania.
This is my first serious effort at scrolling, and the pattern came from Steve Good. It is cut out of 1/4” Mahogany ply, and is finished with a quick dip in lemon oil and sealed with a lacquer spray. It took approx 25 hrs to cut, but I learned a lot during the process and I can tell I got better as I went along. All those sharp crisp points were a challenge, but I’m pleased with how it turned out.
Thanks for looking!
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