A web search for this silhouette artist and I was able to locate this link to his background.
It really is quite amazing I think, that during this year, I've "found" paper-cutting to be such a fascinating and rewarding craft myself ... more than fifty years after S. John Ross cut this portrait.
At Klezmershack I found an interesting papercut by Evelyn Maizels. It had been created for a narrative drawing class in the continuing studies program at the Art Institute in Chicago, under the direction of Susan Gofstein, and was published within the Klezkanada newsletter in 2005.
Since I'm always on the look out for new and innovative patterns I sent an email, and Evelyn kindly allowed me permission to work with her design (for personal use only), and to also display my version here.
This cutting measures just 9.5 cm x 7 cm (3.75" x 2.75").
Note: Please respect copyright belongs to Evelyn Maizels and that no commercial use may be made of this image.
Yet another take on one of my favourite patterns by Cynthia Lyle and Pam Neely from Backstreet Designs. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with Old Gold.
I've decided to discontinue using aerosol glue for adhering my papercuts to cardstock. Now I'll only use a non-toxic, acid-free glue-stick. It means simply smearing a little glue with my finger on random parts of my papercut, just enough to secure. Not only is the glue-stick user-friendly, but there is an added bonus in the element of the papercut seemingly left 'floating' on the background, which I also find aesthetically pleasing.