Monday, January 16, 2017

Collage Portraits by Annie Brandicourt

Every now and then I'll spot paper art on Instagram that simply stops me in my tracks. That was the case when I came across collage portraits of family, friends and pets that Annie Brandicourt creates with the simplest supplies - magazine pages, scissors and a glue stick - by referring to a photograph. Each one wows with expressive realism.

Paper Collage - Tate

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Monochromatic Hand-Torn Paper Art - Interview with Bianca Severijns

Bianca Severijns contacted me back in November about the unusual nature-inspired art she creates with layers of hand-torn paper. Because she had recently been featured on Strictly Paper (a site that I'm happy to say is posting regularly again - I'd missed it!), I sent her a series of questions to bring new information to light about her work. I enjoyed reading Bianca's thoughtful responses and hope you will also.

Nesting 1 by Bianca Severijns
Nesting 1

Monday, January 9, 2017

LegacyPop Architectural Pop-Ups - Giveaway

Congratulations to Lorraine who entered here on the blog and to @kitkabbit for her Instagram entry!

For all you pop-up fans, I have something special to introduce today. Well-respected paper engineers Robert Sabuda and Chuck Fischer have joined their talents and admiration of iconic buildings to create LegacyPop, a new stationery venture.

LegacyPop Pop-Up Cards

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Custom Quilled Necklace Pendant

A few years ago a friend asked me to quill a birthday gift for her husband who is a paper conservator; thus, he's quite familiar with quilling and its long history. You might remember the distelfink I made for him. Fast forward to this past fall... we met for dinner and both admired a quilled pendant I was wearing... later he contacted me with ideas for a new design that wanted to give his wife.

Quilled Pendant on Necklace Wire

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Holiday Recap - Paper Ornaments, Gifts, Cards and More

Hello everyone and hello new year! Here's a look at the ways paper played a part in festivities around my house this holiday season. First up, I attended a tree-trim party the weekend before Christmas and made a batch of paper ornaments to take along.

Paper Christmas Ornaments

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

3D Math as Art – Paper Tori by Kris Koch

As those of us in the northern hemisphere hurtle toward Winter Solstice and many other celebrations that take place at this near-magical time of year, I have to say the topic for today's post, along with its ethereal images, could not have dropped into my inbox at a better time. Kris Koch, the maker and photographer of paper sculptures that prompted thoughts about the joys of increased light and longer days, was a recent Paper Connection itajime giveaway winner. When Kris replied to my message telling her she had won, she was thrilled, of course, and casually mentioned her new-to-me type of paper art. We struck up a conversation and this post is a result of my education, a la Kris, about paper tori.

Mum Torus

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Paper Stitching on Holiday Cards

As another idea in my #SnailMailStash series, I thought I would show you this stitched card that's fun to make (provided needle and thread don't cause panic), pretty quick, and sure to impress any non-crafty recipient. Plus it slides easily into an envelope with no need for bubble wrap or extra postage.

Paper Stitched Stars Card

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