Saturday, January 29, 2011


More than likely, every single one of us cut snowflakes out of white paper when we were in elementary school. What we didn't know was we were learning the art of kirigami. Or at least I didn't know that. Not until I got a kirigami kit for my birthday (thank you, Shannon!) had I even heard of the word. As you might guess, kirigami is a cousin to origami -- cut paper vs folded paper. My goal is to come up with a design for valentine cards. Here's my very first attempt at kirigami and my own design. The trick is cutting away enough and still leave those delicate borders. I got a little trapped between the middle and the outside edge, but all in all, I think it's lovely.


Cindy said...

Very nice!

Sara said...

Oh my did VERY good. I had no idea that particular art form had a word either! What I do know is that I don't make very good snowflakes and so I am doubly impressed by the tiny little hearts in such a delicate design. Awesome!

Sarah in Disturbia said...

I saw it in person and was very impressed! What a perfect gift!