The first time I saw a paper cutting it was love. Over the summer at an arts festival at Penn State I came across a booth filled with the most beautiful folkloric scenes of birch trees under the moon with branches hiding owls and cardinals. I couldn't afford one of Marie-Helene L. Grabman's "scherenschnitte" because they run a few hundred dollars a piece so I bought the print of the American Sampler and hung it up over my desk.
While looking at my print one night I wondered what else was out there associated with this gorgeous and intricate art form. I came across The Heart of Papercuts dedicated to the art of paper cutting and the creations of its writer, Elsita.
Some other artists that make masterful works out of paper and knives that inspire me include:The other night while I was perusing Howcast I found a paper cutting guide for beginners. If you haven't joined Howcast you absolutely should. Its all made how-to videos for just about anything. Isn't it just easier when someone shows you how to do something?