Monday, January 8, 2018

Paper Cut Illustration and 3D Model Making by Annemarieke Kloosterhof

I follow Annemarieke Kloosterhof on Instagram where she is @annemarieke.illustration, and trust you'll enjoy seeing the diverse types of art she creates as much as I do. Curious how Annemarieke has been able to accomplish so much in the less than two years since she graduated from Central Saint Martins in London with a BA-Hons degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, I wrote to ask her. Annemarieke's answer is full of good tips, but first, let me show you some of her recent work.

3D Paper Art - 2018 by Annemarieke Kloosterhof

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Holiday Recap - Paper Gifts, Paper-Inspired Gifts, Paper Jewelry, and Gift Wrap Ideas

Happy New Year! As a way of keeping the festive season alive just a moment longer, I hope you'll enjoy scrolling through this collection of things given and received for Christmas - all paper-themed, of course. One treasured side effect of blogging over the years is that I've met many artisans who make unusual/beautiful items from paper and this type of post gives me a chance to bring them to your attention.

Origami-Inspired Reversible Necklace by Ilan Garibi

Monday, December 18, 2017

Quilled Paper Jewelry - Projects Made By Others from The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry

Just a quick post today to share photos of quilled paper jewelry projects that my internet friends have made from The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. Seeing their work is such a great reminder that putting one's own creative spin on a design can lead to pretty terrific results. I love that each quiller used the book's projects as a springboard for making jewelry in their personal style.

The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry

Monday, December 11, 2017

Unique Christmas Card - How to Quill a Tree Ornament

If you're running behind (like me) and have yet to send holiday cards, you might decide to make just a few special ones for people you don't see throughout the year in real life or via social media. In other words, trim your list. Here's an idea for a unique Christmas card that requires very little quilling, so it goes together quite quickly and can be safely mailed in a regular envelope with a bit of bubble wrap placed over the ornament.

Unique Christmas Card with Quilled Ornament

Monday, December 4, 2017

Quilled Rose Gold Paper Necklace and Quilled Nursery Photo Frame

Earlier this fall I mentioned the new rose gold quilling paper from JJ Quilling. Owners Diane and Tris Crane kindly sent me a package of it and four more new metallic-edge colors to try out and has that been fun! If you can’t go bright and shiny at the holidays, when can you? I made this necklace pendant that reminds me of a wreath... I'm thinking it could even be a tree ornament if you aren't one for jewelry. Hard to capture in a photo, the rose gold edge has a very pretty pink cast, yet it is gold at the same time - so cool!

Quilled Rose Gold Paper Wreath Pendant

Friday, December 1, 2017

8 Paper Artists Who Make Highly Creative, Giftable Items

This time of year is so busy, chances are you haven't had time to visit the blog as often as you'd like. But we can't have you missing out on meeting ATP's current roster of sponsors who are such a great group! Having seen the work of each artist in person, I can personally assure you that their handmade paper products are beautiful quality, ship promptly, and arrive nicely packaged. Allow me to introduce them (no favoritism here... they're in alphabetical order):

Diana Ferguson Jewelry - Egyptian Lotus Blossom Petals to the Metal Earrings

Monday, November 27, 2017

VERSO Studio Handmade Paper Jewelry - International Giveaway

 Congratulations to thefemalelion, giveaway winner!

How pretty are these cherry blossom hoop earrings by Melanie Brauner of VERSO Jewelry?! Each piece she creates is intricate and unusual... the translucent paper that Melanie makes by hand has the look of stained glass. In fact, she was recently video-interviewed by the folks at Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle where her work is a perfect fit for the museum's gift shop.

Cherry Blossom Hoop Paper Earrings by VERSO Jewelry

Monday, November 20, 2017

DIY Christmas Card: Dimensional Bead Wreath with Quilled Holly Berries

Here's an idea for a unique Christmas card that the recipient just might decide to frame as a holiday decoration. That sounds like a fine idea to me as then it can be enjoyed for years to come. The triangular corners are reminiscent of a retro photo album. A batch can be made in stages, assembly line-style, and perhaps you have quite a few of the supplies already on hand.

Unique Christmas Card: Dimensional Bead Wreath with Quilled Holly Berries

Monday, November 13, 2017

Two Paper Art Shows: The Nature of Money and Paper Heroes

Longtime readers will remember that each year about this time we have the opportunity to admire a new paper sculpture collection by Seattle artist Patty Grazini. Flowers, birds, butterflies and insects figure into the remarkable pieces that she meticulously crafts with much thought and skillful precision.

Living with Nature (Detail - Head) by Patty Grazini
 Living with Nature (detail - head) 
overall height 10 inches

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