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Here’s a very cool animation of papercut buffalo.  Check it out!

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Crane, Moon and Lotus

After an all-too-long hiatus, I got myself together and put new work online. Between this post I cut lots of paper, used lots of blades, and hopefully you’ll see some new inspiration in my work. There’s a good mix of Judaic and secular pieces. Please visit my shop and let me know what you think!

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The paper doll fad on the Internet is growing at an unstoppable rate. It’s a cheap, fun, and stimulating form of entertainment. All you need is a printer, scissors, your hands, and a paper model. There are different templates you can download for free off the Internet, and the world’s most cutting-edge designers are starting to offer their own creations. Monsters, robots, Rubik’s cubes, and pop-culture icons, all have a flat paper replica out there. There’s even an application you can use to design personalized figures. However, it’s only suitable for people who are good with their hands.

Check out these page and have fun!

http://www.curiosite.com/scripts/news/ennews.php?frmIdPagina=10184

http://www.thetoymaker.com/2Toys.html

http://www.cubeecraft.com/

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There’s a reason why so many elementary papercuts are mostly shapes with only straight lines and slights curves.  Circles are hard! That’s all there is to it.  It doesn’t take much to make a paper cut  circle look messy — jagged, uneven, somewhat askew.  So what’s the secret? (more…)

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Unlike my other cuts where the white is the actual design, here the black cutouts show the design of the woman picking a pomegranate. A simpler design aesthetic.

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Papercutting is the art of cutting paper designs.  The art has evolved uniquely all over the world to adapt to different cultural styles.  The oldest surviving paper cut is a symmetrical circle from the 6th century found in Xinjiang China. Learn more about this ancient craft… (more…)

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