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Scissor Cuts

Scissor cutting (or Scherenschnitte) is a German art form combining elegant composition and exquisite detail. Each drawing is cut with small scissors from a single piece of paper mounted delicately and matted to enhance the depicted scene. Inspiration has come from Hans Bittner and Jim’s cousin Merrilee Ottenbacher. Jim’s work is dedicated to the glory of God who is the true creator of nature’s beauty, infinite variety, and detail.

Please contact me by email if you are interested in purchasing one of my scissorcuts.

Bull Elk

Fly Fisherman in Stream 8″x10″ (framed 19 x 23)

Stag in Snow

Heron Near Shore

Spider Web and Butterfly

Spider Web and Butterfly


Fly Fisherman

<a Al Anderson Purple 2017

Drawn by Al Anderson (5

Al Anderson Red 2017

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Joel permalink
    January 12, 2011 11:08 pm

    Dad –

    Post more of these pictures up, would be great to see the two fishermans faces scissor cuts that you did!


  2. Mary Ann permalink
    January 13, 2011 7:28 pm

    Jim, these take my breath away! What a talented artist you are.

  3. Sharon Larcom permalink
    April 26, 2011 1:05 pm

    Jim, what a gift you have these scissor cuts are amazing and beautiful

  4. Debbie Dunn permalink
    August 28, 2012 6:58 pm

    I found this website while looking for ideas so i can be creative again. Such talent, and you did that with scissors… I read your poems also and they blessed my heart. Thank you Lord for giving this man these gifts!

    • September 10, 2018 7:06 pm

      Debbie, I hope you will visit my website again for recent posts. Hope you are again
      in a creative mood. Blessings to you, Jim Bornzin

  5. November 24, 2013 8:00 am

    Another of Gods blessings, Jim!!
    Jim Smith

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