by Lini R. Grol « View this author's BIO
Everybody has paper and scissors around the house, and most people know how to handle a pair of scissors, so there is no reason why you should not be able to cut a picture free-hand out of a piece of paper.
There are, however, a few tricks to the trade which may help you speed up the process of developing skill.
Whether your scissor cutting will become a craft or an art depends largely on your creativity. As for the cutting, by golly, anyone can do it!
Discover Your Scissors
Through the centuries, many people have used their scissors to express their moods and emotions, by creating pieces of art. Some have become rich and famous with their cuttings.
It is recorded that in the 16th century a scissorcutter in Holland received four thousand florins for one of his cuttings, a handsome sum even by today's standards.
Many people start out cutting the heads of their family and friends in silouette, and later advance to other designs, often expanding on a favorite theme in life.
Religion, music, politics and caricatures are often illustrated with the scissors. The possibilities are endless, and all you need is a pair of scissors from your home and a piece of paper. What are you waiting for? Good luck fellow cutter-upper-to-be.