Monday, October 20, 2008

"Bird House" #9 in Bird Cage Series Papercut Scherenschnitte

"Bird House" is the ninth paper cut in my new series titled "Bird Cage". The different elements for this papercut were cut from Canson paper using scherenschnitte scissors ans X-Acto knife. A new #11 blade is used. The elements were assembled in layers. The back of the bird cage is placed in position, included the ladies shoes. The tree and bird were attached with small pieces of foamcore. Very small circles were stamped out of black paper with a variable hole punch for the center of each flower. All elements were carefully adhered with glue and attached with tweezers. Once all the layers are adhered, the remaining bird cage pieces, including the ladies silhouette are added. Final flower petals were added, curling with the fingers while in place. "Bird House" measures approx. 7 " x 2 1/2", and has been mounted on a 8" x 10" 140lb archival off white watercolor paper.

3 comments:

Maija said...

Wow!! That is unbelieveable!

rochambeau said...

Beautiful series La Donna! So glad to find you here in Texas!!

I'll be back!

Constance

Bird Cages said...

I think this is one of my favourites..