There are still a few days before our traditional Chinese New Year Festival. During the Spring Festival, there are many traditional customs. Wear new clothes, new shoes, and hang Spring Festival couplets. In the past, women with dexterity would cut out beautiful ones. The patterned paper-cuts are pasted on the wall, hoping to have a good harvest next year. Paper-cutting has a long history in China, and it is a very ancient handicraft creation.
Paper-cutting, also called paper-cutting, is a kind of hollow art. It is one of the oldest folk art of the Han nationality in China. Visually, it gives people an airy feeling and artistic enjoyment. The paper-cut carrier can be paper, gold and silver foil, bark, leaves, cloth, and leather. Paper-cutting art is a traditional folk craft of the Han nationality. It has a long history and endures for a long time. It is a treasure of Chinese folk art and has become a treasure in the world’s art treasure house. The simple, lively and interesting artistic modeling has a unique artistic charm. Its characteristics are mainly manifested in the two-dimensionality of the space concept, the sense of knife-like paper, the lines and decorations, and the freehand and implied meaning.
Paper-cutting is not made by machines but by hand. There are two commonly used methods: scissors and knives. As the name suggests, scissors are cut with the help of scissors. After cutting, paste a few (generally no more than 8) paper cuts, and finally use sharp scissors to process the pattern. Knives and scissors first fold the paper into several stacks, place them on a soft mixture of ash and animal fat, and then slowly scratch them with a knife. Paper-cutting artists generally hold the knife vertically and process the paper into the desired pattern according to a certain model. Compared with scissors, one advantage of scissors is that it can be processed into multiple paper-cut patterns at a time.
There are many types of scissors, such as yarn scissors, fishing line scissors, etc., all have special uses, and the scissors used for paper cutting are not the ordinary scissors we usually see. They are very artistic in shape and structure. Feel, using special scissors for paper-cutting is also very helpful for making beautiful paper-cutting patterns.