Friday, December 24, 2010
This paper cutting style is called Wycinanki (Vee-chee-nan-kee) - this is a form of paper cutting found in the country of Poland. This particular Wycinanki is a variation of the "Tree of Life." Trees are a popular design element in Wycinanki. This was cut from a sheet of computer printer paper. The paper is folded and half of a tree is drawn on the fold. It is important that the design be connected like the leading on stained glass. The shapes are cut out with an x-acto knife and when the cutting is complete, the cut-out design is glued to colored construction paper. I gave this particular Christmas Tree of Life to my daughter as a hostess gift this evening. It has become refrigerator art!