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.
Monday, January 16, 2017
Thursday, January 12, 2017
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.
Monday, January 9, 2017
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.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
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.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
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.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
One evening right after Christmas last year, I sat down and made this Peace Tree Card, a paper cutting project and template I'd admired when Helen Hiebert shared it on her blog.
Monday, December 19, 2016
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.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
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.