Friday, March 07, 2008

Playing with Scissors, Part II

I don't have any haircut photos to show you- I'm not as good at self portraits as my little sister, Joann. But, I can show you the results of my scherenschnitte adventure...

1. Draw out a design.


2. Cut away the background to reveal subjects.


3. Coffee stain for ageing, add a sweet little quote, then put it in an old frame.


4. List the finished artwork on ebay (Saturday or Sunday evening) and hope she sells!

10 comments:

Christi said...

It looks great! Was it very difficult and was that your first one?

farmgirl beth said...

That was my very first attempt. It pays to be a perfectionist, I guess! I only had one casualty, but I'll never tell where it is!

I found it to be much easier than I thought. The hardest part was getting the design drawn out.

Snippety Gibbet said...

Nice design and well cut! I totally don't see any errors. You have to learn to be a sneaky gluer in this bizness.

primitivebettys said...

Beautiful Beth!!

Kimmie said...

Very nice work Beth. I may have to give it a try one of these days! It looks so nice all finished in its frame! (((Bravo!)))

Kimmie in OP

Marie said...

I love this! It's beautiful!

Cabin Creek Farm said...

You did an awesome job Beth! For me drawing it would be the most difficult part.

Jeana said...

So pretty! I checked the ebay listing--wow, three bids already! Have you tried selling your handmade things on Etsy.com?

farmgirl beth said...

Thank you, Thank you, everyone! I was so happy with it and had so much fun making it that I already have another one done. Keep your eye on my listings! :)

Jeana- I've never tried etsy before, but know several women who sell there. Someday I'll probably branch out to other sites like etsy, or my own site maybe, but for now I just have enough time for one venue!

Sheila Nielsen Photography said...

Impressive!