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Celtic Frame Papercutting by swandog Celtic Frame Papercutting by swandog
Drawing knotwork and making papercuttings are both very theraputic for me (and these past several days I've desperately needed to just shut my brain off from all the horror on the news), so I just combined the two crafts. Here's what's left of my parchment paper, laid on top of decorator paper (not glued down yet). It only took me a few hours, and if you like, please feel free to use this design yourself...It makes a very nice border for a scrapbook, photo, card, drawing or whatever. You'll soon see what plans I have in store for it. :)

P.S. Forgot to mention: the design was adapted from a tattoo I saw, and yes, I used an X-Acto knife. :)
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SpottedPegasus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
That just looks so neat. the lines are just so thin.
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
You've done a wonderful job on this. How on earth you managed to cut this out without breaking it is amazing :clap: Beautiful piece :D
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Whaow!!!
Some therapy! I'm amazed at this. You wield a mighty Xacto, you do!
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nyokirrr Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Really well done, Swandog. And I can't agree more art is a therapy.
*waves* - Nyo.
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Apothacer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
:faint: :+fav:
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BraveAnimal Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG.. in dutch we have a saying, we call it monnikkenwerk which translated to a monks job. in short.. you`ve had to be very very patient!
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elegaer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Wow! *falls over* How on earth do you DO that???? It would be in shreds on the floor for my kitten to eat after 5 minutes if I tried it!
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silivrenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005  Professional Photographer
Crazyness! You did such an amazing job!
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beckyg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
Wow, beautiful work. It's amazing how much patience you have to do something this ornate and make it look so good!
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005   General Artist
knots* my bad :dead: :crawls away:
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Lady-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005   General Artist
Oh my, that is really amazing. Symmetry can be so frustrating! I just love this though. I love Celtic Nots and you always do them so wonderful. I'm so glad you use them a lot in your work, too. They really add a beautiful style to your work that makes it so unique. I don't know why but they just suit your style and personality so well.
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brighteyezdesignz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005  Student General Artist
your patience is quite admirable. i love looking at those knots. :nod:
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Enchantedbroo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
:faint:
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emla Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005  Professional
Nice work... that's a lot of patience right there, to work with cutouts that complex and not mangle them. Just... wow... on the sheer control and professional technique.
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morningstar- Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
That's really amazing. Did you cut it all out with an exacto knife?
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blazegriffin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
therapy issh good ^V^;;;
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Obsidianwolf Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
You are so fluent at drawing knotwork...I'm just starting to learn myself, and I just love the variety of knotwork designs I see in your pieces. The fact that you've cut it out too is just fantastic ^____^
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eccentricone Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
Oh so very curvy! You've got skillz ;)
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coyotepuck Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
How do you -do- that? I am so inept with cutting. Very nice!
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