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Hi my name is Sisi, thank you for reading my profile. I am so glad to tell you about my background and my artwork.

A Little Bit About Me:
I was born on a QiaoJie family, my parents both are folk artists, my mother is a master artist of paper-cutting and my father is a sculpturer. QiaoJie is a general name for the people (girls and women) who are doing handmade craft in very skilfully. In the past, every girl was expected to master it and brides were often judged by their skill. In our village, almost veryone is knowing to do more than two kind of handcrafts, like me, I know paper-cutting, carving and crocheting, so our village is also called QiaoJie Cun.
In China, many people can be cut the paper-cutting, but original work is seldom, especially hand-cut by scissors, because hand-cut is a very complexity skill.
I was learning hand-cut skill from my mother when I…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 9
  • Joined September 1, 2009

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wood, paper, stone, wool yarn

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About

Hi my name is Sisi, thank you for reading my profile. I am so glad to tell you about my background and my artwork.

A Little Bit About Me:
I was born on a QiaoJie family, my parents both are folk artists, my mother is a master artist of paper-cutting and my father is a sculpturer. QiaoJie is a general name for the people (girls and women) who are doing handmade craft in very skilfully. In the past, every girl was expected to master it and brides were often judged by their skill. In our village, almost veryone is knowing to do more than two kind of handcrafts, like me, I know paper-cutting, carving and crocheting, so our village is also called QiaoJie Cun.
In China, many people can be cut the paper-cutting, but original work is seldom, especially hand-cut by scissors, because hand-cut is a very complexity skill.
I was learning hand-cut skill from my mother when I was in high school. She prefers to create Chinese traditional pattern and her work is very very complexity and refined, my hand-cut skill beside my mother's, but we are in different style, I would say that I more prefer to mix the modern element into traditional artwork skill.
I always create a special work as a gift for your wedding or your friends, and I am also willing to share my hand-cut skill, if you are interested this art please visit my flickr to see more videos and blogs.

About Paper-cutting Art:
There are two methods of cutting, one use scissors, the other use knives. Knife cuttings are fashioned by putting several layers of paper on a relatively soft foundation consisting of a mixture of tallow and ashes. Following a pattern, the crafter cuts the motif into the paper with a sharp knife which is usually held vertically. Skilled artists can even cut out different drawings freely without template. Most of the crafters cut with template, this cutting method is more efficiency and can be cut the more complexity pattern, but it is easy to copy by others or leaking out of original design template.
The hand-cut paper-cutting may take a long time and the cutting effect is not very refined, but it would be unique, (because everyone's skill is different, and no many people know this skill),
I hate my original design is leaking out or is copied by others, so I always prefer hand-cut method even though it is not efficiency and not so refined, but I think the buyers(collectors) can be feel my inspiration and design.

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Sisi

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