Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I'm So Excited About This New Scherenschnitte!

Yes, I know I just posted yesterday, but I did this last night, and I'm so excited about this new technique I learned from Dude Craft. A couple of months ago, he posted a tutorial on how to do these paper cut portraits. Mine doesn't come close to being the quality that his are, but for a first time, I am pretty happy. Below, is a photo of Kellen that I made into a black and white, then played with a bit to make a lot of contrast in shades of black, gray, and white. Then, I used his ideas, and .........

this is what my result is!! I see things that I should have done differently. Dude used an Exacto Knife. I used scissors. I feel that I have more control that way. Now, I can't wait to do one of each of the grands. I wonder if anyone would buy these of their children and grands. If so, I wonder what they would pay. This is truly more fun than (so I dare say it?) sewing, for me. I didn't think I would ever find something I liked as much as sewing, let alone, more than!!!

I think I'm addicted!!
Don't forget to check the post I put up yesterday, if you haven't already. It shows two more of the Valentine outfits I've made. I have Little Man's pants made, except for a hem. I'm working on a new vest for him. I just don't like the first one I made him. I guess he'll get both and him mom and dad can decide if they like the first one enough to let him wear it. If not, they could put it on the stuffed bear I gave him for Christmas.


Paul Overton said...

Julia - Really great! I love how it turned out and can't wait to see more!



gwensews said...

Wow Julia, you got a great compliment from an expert! I can feel your excitement! Good for you! I suppose you'll be collecting a big stash of paper now as well as cuting tools?

Sher said...

I love how that turned out! But me and an exacto knife...not good lol!

Martha said...

Wow, this is soooooo cool!!!!

Trudy Callan said...

Julia, you amaze me. You are really good. Can you believe Dude came to your blog and left a comment? Wow!

KID, MD said...

Beautiful!! The shading is amazing!

Rachel said...

That is really pretty!!

Jackie said...

As Trudy said, you amaze me! You are SO multi-talented!

I predict an exacto knife will be acquired soon! You don't need it as your portrait is gorgeous but it will make it easier!

Claudia said...

Wow, Julia - AMAZING! You are so talented!


Sandy said...

Wow...it's an exact replica as far as I can see! Good job!

Little Sewing Alcove said...

Julia! That is awesome...love it. You are talented!

gwensews said...

Wow, Julia, you amaze me on so many levels! I love Little Man's outfit. Of course, he stole your heart. They learn that at an early age.

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