Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rooster Remix


4.5" x 6" 9" x 12" Scherenschnitte

The rooster snip that I cut yesterday was okay, but it was huge. You'd think that after cutting these things for about a year now, getting the size right would be second nature. When I started out on the rooster snip, I had something about 4" x 6" in mind. But when you are snipping these symmetrically, you have the piece folded in half. When you open it, the size doubles. Makes sense. But sometimes I just don't think. So I ended up with this large, and slightly floppy, paper sculpture.


Today I went back and cut one the size that I really had intended. Small and sturdy.


This one is 4.5" x 6". I am happy.

15 comments:

JKW said...

Good job, love the roosters. Blessings, Janet

Flash said...

I know where you can send that extra rooster...LOL

Julie said...

Oh God...this is just amazing Jan!!! I want to try it so badly!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful scherenschnitte. I like them both! I'm thrilled to find your blog.
Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Wow! What a gorgeous paper rooster! Beautiful work.

Irma :)

Diana said...

Hi Jan,
Great snip. Totally amazing actually. Some of my crafty adventures get a bit too big sometimes and I have to do a re-do - Argh! Your rooster was well worth the re-do.
Di

Doris Sturm said...

Wow! I'm impressed...that looks awesome!

Julie said...

Hi I love yor Roosters, Yes I am still trying to get to all the great party's.... I am having a give-a-way to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... Please stop over at my place to celebrate ...

June said...

Those are exquisite. We have a beloved Silver-Laced Wyandotte who is almost as handsome as all that (and he knows it.) I'm bringing my girls to see yours. Thanks for sharing...

Flash said...

Check out what this blog is doing with sherenschnitte...I like it a LOT! http://www.hearthandmadeblog.com/2009/08/perfect-gift_31.html

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Jan it's just gorgeous!

vfg said...

Still doing such good work, Jan!

PS I really like you: thanks for all of your kindness to our fam.

jackie said...

Love both versions!! And actually I like how flowey (is that a word, is it spelled right - who knows?) it is - reminds me of Tord what's his names cut paper chandeliers.

Household 6 said...

Hi, I'm back :)
This one is gorgeous... Do you freehand snip or is there some type of guide that you follow?

Snippety Gibbet said...

I do these freehand and the designs are my own. Thanks for asking. = )