I cut this for my brother for Christmas. I really am getting into this paper cutting business. In my enthusiasm I originally cut this one for him--
but neglected to measure the size and it is too big for the frame. Oops. The first one is a stag in shield with a crown at the top. Sort of an Anglo-type thing. This one is referencing our Russian heritage and I'm not sure which one I like better. If I were cool, I'd give him both and get a bigger frame. I said "if."
I found this book and the cover is really freaking me out it's so cool. I don't have it. . .it's on my Santa list. The asymmetry of this type of paper cutting is next on my list. That and getting about 100 blades to have on hand. In college I remember one of my instructors had a whetstone that you could just sharpen your blade on while you cut. That's what I need to get.