The pattern is laid on top of fifty layers of tissue paper that are placed on top of a lead sheet.
Many different sizes, colors and shapes are created.
Colors schemes selected for papel picado are frequently linked with specific festivities.
Working over a basic pattern, they cut through as many as 50 sheets of tissue paper at a time.
The design, often laid out over a delicate window pane background, may include figures such as flowers, foliage, birds, angels, crosses, skeletons and historic figures, as well as words or phrases associated with specific holidays.
These banners are used as temporary decoration for fiestas, christenings, birthdays, holidays, weddings, altars and special occasions.
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Rectangles of tissue paper are folded and snipped with scissors to create geometric patterns.
These are glued side by side on a long piece of string measured to needed length.
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