What's on the shelf?
Thought I would include a couple of my recent reviews in the next few posts.
Let's start with The Art of Paper Cutting by Henya Melichson:
Henya Melichson is a member of an elite cadre of current artists who excel at the intricate and exacting, yet bold art of paper cutting. Beginning her career traditionally as a painter, she has been creating detailed papercuts for over 20 years. From elaborate semi-historical scenes to more contemporary holiday theme designs, she displays amazing skill and flair. The Art of Paper Cutting includes a varied selection of her work (love the "Indian Elephant" and "Woman in Leaf"!), along with a lovely overview of papercutting around the world, a technique tutorial, and a lesson in composition for papercutters. There are three dozen projects with step by step instructions, though those projects do NOT include templates. Because of the extreme detail of some of them, beginning paper cut artists will probably find them inspiring more than replicable. There are 13 actual templates included from which bookmarks, bookplates, and more can be designed and constructed.