Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Template Tuesday - Pioneer Valentine

Last weekend I went to the Daughters of Utah Pioneer Museum up by the capitol. It was my second time going there and I enjoyed just as much as the first time. They have two papercuts in the museum and I love looking at them and trying to see techniques from the past. One of the papercuts I saw was this Pioneer Valentine. The writing on it says "Pioneer Valentine cut by Clarissa Wilcox Mieling at the age of 84. Born March 20, 1863 at Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Address 893 N. 5th W, Provo, Utah." If Clarissa is making papercuts like this at the age of 84, I'd love to see some of the things she created in her heyday.


So I tried making up my own version of a pioneer papercut using some of the same elements that Clarissa used in her Valentine and this is what I came up with. Have any of you seen any other pioneer valentines before or any pioneer papercuts? I'd love to see more of them.


Here's what the template will look like. It's a folded cut, so remember not to cut through the areas like the beaks. You can cut through all the gray areas all you want.Enjoy! Pioneer Valentine Papercut

11 comments:

Shebandowan said...

Tried to download the pdf but it would not. Please advise.

Janet

Natalia said...

Couldn't download the PDF.

Natalia

sara said...

I could not download either.

Cindy said...

Fixed! Sorry you guys!

Natalia said...

Thanks, love your work.

megwrites said...

I recently discovered your blog and I love it! Your work is amazing! I'm going to try your Rapunzel paper cut. I haven't done this since I was a kid so I'm very excited to try it again.

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Kyla Hester said...

I am interested in finding a source of parchment. There was a series of books with patterns and paper but they are not being produced anymore. Please any info would be appreciated.

Kyla Hester said...

As I am reading this blog I saw that you use an exacto knife. I was taught to do paper cutting with very small scissors. Have you done the cutting with scissors? Do you find it easier with an exacto knife?

Jane said...

Your designs are absolutely stunning and it would be waste not to try it out for me. What cutting tool do you use to cut it out that it would make it look flawless tho?

Zena Smart said...

Thanks for such a beautiful papercut