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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (May 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592535259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592535255
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 20.5 x 25.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #154,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Henya Scissorhands May 23 2009
By S. Fishburn - Published on
Format: Paperback
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
ooops Oct. 6 2012
By Suzan Wachs Katzir - Published on
Format: Paperback
As an introduction to papercutting, this little book is very nice, particularly for the price. Melichson's art is quite lovely and the simple patterns in the back achievable for beginners. The "ooops" comes in with the captions on several of her Jewish-themed pieces. That "elaborate lamp" on page 39 is actually a Torah ornament. The "coat of many colors" on page 81 was worn by Joseph, not Jacob. There are other errors of this sort. Clearly Melichson is a secular Israeli. Where was her editor?
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
absaloutly marvelous!!!! June 1 2009
By Anat Versano - Published on
Format: Paperback
Outstanding book! Easy to read and pick up on the art of paper cutting. The papercuts displayed by the artist Henya Melichson are absaloutly beautiful. As an artist myself, I appreciate and always seak to learn new forms of art. After trying it out, I can say that Paper cutting is fun, relaxing and the final outcome is very rewarding!
I highly recommend!
Anat Versano
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Meh... March 10 2011
By Angela Vincent - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had high hopes for this book based on the reviews and page previews but was a bit underwhelmed by the content. The authors cuttings are beautiful but I was hoping it would include more instruction/patterns.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Hanksap April 30 2009
By Hanksap - Published on
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book as a gift to my girlfriend. She loved it. She used the template from the back to create a beautiful heart shaped floral arrangement. It was the first time that she used paper cutting technique. I would highly recommend this book as a gift for any art and crafts minded person.

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