Thursday, May 21, 2015

3D Paper Models - Norman Von Schmeling

There are few things I enjoy more than coming across an emerging artist whose work hasn't been widely seen around the interwebs yet. Case in point, Norman Von Schmeling of Nonitt, based in Geneva, Switzerland, creates remarkable cut paper objects entirely by hand. I noticed his work on Instagram (are you sensing a pattern? I keep featuring people I've met there!) and was amazed to learn that Norman has been concentrating on paper cutting for just 13 months. His gift for recognizing spatial relations pairs perfectly with a steady hand.

Dimensional Cut Paper Jack Daniel's Bottle by Norman Von Schmeling

Monday, May 18, 2015

Graphic Quilling - Ashley Chiang of Paper Liberated

If you haven't come across the on-edge paper illustrations of Ashley Chiang of Maryland, you're in for a treat. She and I met on Instagram and I knew an interview would be of interest to lots of us paper rolling aficionados... just as soon as she found time to answer questions. You see, not only is Ashley's Etsy shop, Paper Liberated, attracting a nice amount of attention thanks to active promotion on Facebook and IG, but she has three young children... in fact, the youngest is just a month old!

Quilled Peacock Feather by Ashley Chiang

You know the saying though... if you want a job done, ask a busy person. Ashley replied to my message with in-depth answers, so sit back and enjoy hearing how this young woman is enthusiastically meeting the demands of a growing and mostly commissioned-based business. She also speaks thoughtfully about competitive pricing, copying, and sharing.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Paste Paper, 3D Origami, and Calligraphy - Candy Wooding of My Paper Arts

Because I constantly find myself pinning the handmade box and envelope tutorials that Candy Wooding shares on My Paper Arts, it is high time I devote an entire post to her beautiful creations.

Triangle Box DIY

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sterling Silver, Resin and Paper Jewelry by Blossom and Shine - a Giveaway

Congratulations to courtneycem and Alina Conn, giveaway winners!

Let's start off the week with an introduction to the stylish jewelry created by artist Julie Dye for her shop Blossom and Shine. Julie combines sterling silver and resin with paper to make colorful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and brooches. Read on to learn about your chance to win one of her gorgeous diamond-shaped necklaces.

Blossom and Shine Diamond Necklaces

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quilled Marriage Certificate with Paper Sculpture Sweet Peas and Tulips

I enjoy lots of things about creating custom quilled marriage certificates and wedding invitations... not only planning and implementing each design, but often the story that goes along with it. Such was the case with this one that actually had its beginning nearly five years ago!

quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

Monday, May 4, 2015

Paper Sculpture Artist - Ching-Fang Wu

I know what you're thinking... this must be a painting or even more likely, a photoshopped image.

Paper Sculpture Chair Scene by Ching-Fang Wu

Au contraire! It is a paper sculpture created by Ching-Fang Wu of Chiayi, Taiwan. I find her creative work to be nothing short of remarkable. In order to achieve the look of realistic wicker for example, Ching-Fang weaves and braids strips of paper that she dyes herself to obtain just the right color.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Paper Illustration - Marina Adamova

Let me exclaim for a moment about Instagram. I've used just about all forms of social media over the years, but as soon I joined IG a few months ago, it quickly became apparent that it is one of the very best ways to network and get your art out into the world. Case in point, the diverse and admirable work of Marina Adamova of Moscow, Russia caught my eye in a flash. Judging by how fast her following is growing, it is catching the attention of many others as well.

Can't you just feel the power of these waves?

Summer Love by Marina Adamova

Monday, April 27, 2015

Personalized Papercuts from Twenty Fingers - Giveaway

Congratulations to Ksukeena, urbanblisslife and caperobin, papercut winners!

Believe it or not, I have another great giveaway to share with you today... hmm, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and wedding season must be on the way! Before getting to the giveaway details, here are examples of just some of the popular paper cuttings created by Twenty Fingers in Milton Keynes, England. They are wonderful gifts for marking special occasions.

Family Tree Papercut from Twenty Fingers

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Fiber Lab Origami Cupcakes Plus More

Something sweet today! The moment I came across these guilt-free cupcakes by Justina Yang, I knew they would be perfect to showcase here. I've been an admirer (and customer) of her paper art for the past several years, ever since the opening of Etsy shop Fiber Lab. Justina is always whipping up something clever... you might remember her astonishing paper croissant, PANCAKE maps, and now these remarkable cupcakes... hmm, I'm sensing a tasty trend.

Origami Paper Cupcake by Fiber Lab - Ticket Stub Flavor

Monday, April 20, 2015

Origami Pleat Vases Giveaway - Stjernestunder

 Congratulations to Emily C, Handmade in Israel, and BlackAsphodel!

Something brand new to show you today! Helle Holst of Stjernestunder in Denmark makes sophisticated home decor paper items for retail and online shops. You might recall her dimensional stars, cones, baskets and garlands from previous posts here and here. Helle is celebrating the release of Pleat Vases with a giveaway for All Things Paper readers, but first, let me show you their little twist...

Origami Blue Pleat Covers from Stjernestunder

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Kuttlefish: Reimagined Paper Goods

In honor of Earth Day next Wednesday, I'd like to introduce Kuttlefish, a global community that officially launched just last month. All about reducing waste, the site features items made of reused, recycled, and upcycled materials. Be inspired by clicking through project images that others have shared and upload your own creations. Discuss eco-friendly ideas via forums, shop for recycled goods, and sell your own... every angle of doing Mother Earth proud is an option via Kuttlefish.

CEO and Founder Ian Moise sent over links to ideas for recycling common paper items that have been posted on the site to date... I was curious to learn more about several of my favorites.

Wola Nani Paper Mache Bowl

Monday, April 13, 2015

Papercut Giveaway from The Crafty Calf

 Congratulations to @goncanegis who was selected in a random drawing as the winner of a 
papercut of choice!

With Mother's Day on the horizon in many countries around the world - Sunday, May 10 - you might be interested to see a sampling of the variety of paper cuttings that Sharron of The Crafty Calf of Warwickshire, England creates. Along with this unique design for expectant moms - it holds a sonogram image - you'll find papercuts that can be personalized for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays... any occasion actually!

Baby Ultrasound Papercut

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Accidental Artist Online Event

The Accidental Artist Online Event

Just a quick post today to invite you to an upcoming interview series titled The Accidental Artist. Heidi Easley, fellow artist and owner of Texas Art & Soul, invited me to participate in this fun and completely free online event. I'm extending an invitation to you to listen in and be inspired by a roster of more than two dozen artists who will discuss their individual paths to leading a creative life. 

I know I'm looking forward to the interviews that will air later this month and I think you will enjoy them as well. Here's to broadening our horizons and cultivating our talents!

Sign up at this link: The Accidental Artist Online. It only takes a moment to register.

4/26/15 Edited to say my interview with Heidi is live right here (provided you have signed up for the series, as you'll be asked to enter a password).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Round Up of Greeting Card Subscriptions

Because April is National Card and Letter Writing Month and Mother's Day is on the horizon, I thought now would be an ideal time to feature greeting card subscription services. Did you know there is such a thing? Not only is it convenient to have a a handful of high quality cards on hand, but a subscription is also a nice way to be introduced to new trends and color palettes in the stationery world. Here are a half dozen services that have been on my radar - in alphabetical order, as I truly don't have a favorite. If you have a card subscription services to recommend, feel free to leave a link in a comment below.

Estilio Subscription Card Service

Monday, April 6, 2015

Silk Road Film Festival Paper Sculpture - Julianna Szabo

The annual Silk Road Film Festival took place in Dublin, Ireland last month. Highlights included dimensional paper sculptures created by illustrator, designer, and paper artist Julianna Szabo and, of course, screenings of films from areas of the world that were originally traversed by Silk Road trade routes.

Silk Road Film Festival Paper Sculpture Letters by Julianna Szabo

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Paper Sculpture Trifecta: Rack & Pinion Psiphon Campaign, KitRex Dinosaur Models, and 2015 Wimbledon Poster

You know the saying about good things happening in threes? Emails from a trio of very nice people with news to share about cool things in the world of paper just landed in my inbox.

First up, the creative group at Rack & Pinion in Toronto created a digital poster series for Psiphon, a non-profit company and developer of free Internet circumvention software that helps people in countries that are affected by government censorship of information and social media outlets.

Paper Sculpture Twitter Logo - Psiphon

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