Monday, December 15, 2008

Unique Spin on The 12 Days of Christmas!

Looking for a wow factor in Christmas cards check out this video showcasing the 12 days of Christmas created using the art of Kirigami. Kirigami is a variation of origami where the artist is allowed to make small cuts in the paper (from Japanese "kiru" = to cut, "kami" = paper). In origami, papercutting is frowned upon by the majority of modern folders, as techniques have advanced enough to make cutting unnecessary for a skilled folder.

Here's a few links to free Kirigami patterns:
Look for the Free Pattern Button at the link below:

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1 comment:

  1. My boyfriend and also a friend of my daughter are really into origami. I wonder if they'd like to try their hand at kirigami? I'm going to pass this along to them! It's such a unique artform!