Thursday, July 2, 2015

Colorful Paper Jewelry Round Up

As promised, here is Paper Jewelry Round Up Part Deux - the Colorful Version. You'll find the Black and White post here.

First up, Jennifer Merchant of Minneapolis/St. Paul studied metalsmithing at Savannah College of Art and Design and has chosen to work primarily with alternative materials, such as acrylic, images torn from books and magazines, and Corian to create pop art-inspired, geometric jewelry. Each uniquely impressive art piece, such as this Lichtenstein Collection cuff bracelet, is made by hand, a labor-intensive process but one that Jennifer enjoys.

Layered Acrylic Cuff Bracelet by Jennifer Merchant

Monday, June 29, 2015

Black and White Paper Jewelry Round Up

I had the BEST time assembling this post because few things float my boat like paper jewelry. I love its wow factor... people are always surprised to learn that paper is durable enough to be worn. Judging by the many beauties I came across in my hunt, wearable paper art is becoming more and more popular. In fact, I found so many stylish examples, this post will be a two-parter. Later in the week I'll feature a colorful selection vs. today's black and white collection.

Sheet Music Paper Brooch by Liz Hamman

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Paper Sculpture Birds - Marine Coutroutsios

Check out these wonderful paper sculpture parrots that Marine Coutroutsios of Sydney, Australia created for a Telstra store window. I was introduced to Marine's vibrant work on Instagram and was interested to learn more about her, especially after reading she relocated to Sydney from Paris not too long ago. The colorful flora and fauna of Oz figure heavily in her work as a paper artist.

Blue Rosella Paper Sculpture by Marine Coutroutsios

Monday, June 22, 2015

Nicely Noted - A Letterpress Card Subscription Service

A few months ago I did a round up of greeting card subscription services that included Nicely Noted. Because I'm a new affiliate for the company, I was sent their latest mailing so I could take a few photos of it as an example of what to expect if you were to subscribe.

Nicely Noted Letterpress Cards

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Quilled Paper Illustration - Mary Imbong

Mary Imbong is a young and relatively new quiller in the Philippines. She designs wall art in the style of Yulia Brodskaya and Ashley Chiang, yet Mary definitely has ideas of her own. Her designs have a light and airy sense, and the simple lines curve gracefully.

Quilled Bird by Mary Imbong

In just a short amount of time she has made strides in turning her passion for on-edge paper art into a full-time career. Wanting to learn more, I contacted Mary about her paper journey so far.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Striped Paper Sculptures - David Dunleavy

Take a look at these striped paper shadow boxes created by David Dunleavy of Apart From This. Each one is different, yet equally striking in its colorful stacks of tidy neatness. There must be more than a million ways to arrange the colors of the rainbow: as wide stripes, narrow stripes, bold and bright, subdued pinstripes; David seems happy to try them all.

Paper Art - Equality: Ernie and Bert by David Dunleavy
 Equality: Ernie and Bert 

I spotted his work on Instagram and enjoyed scrolling through the many photos he shares, mostly of art pieces with an occasional pic of his cute toddler interspersed throughout. Always interesting, David often explains why he has chosen to work with a particular color scheme. I asked him to tell us a bit about himself and his start in making these eye-catchingly repetitive works.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Folded Book Sculptures - Clara Maffei

Because folded books are always popular here at ATP, I'm guessing this post will make many of you happy. It certainly made me happy to come across the sculptures of Clara Maffei on Pinterest. While I've long admired books that are folded into meaningful words like the ones by Stephanie Pounds and those who sculpt books into intricate scenes, like Su Blackwell, Jodi Harvey-Brown and Malena Valcárcel, Clara often turns books, minus their covers, into singular objects.

This trio reminds me of kaleidoscope crystals.

Folded Book Sculptures by Clara Maffei

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quilled Retro Modern Bridal Shower Card

Today I have a new quilled card to show you. One of my sons is getting married this summer and a bridal luncheon was held for his fiancé this past weekend. While thinking up a card to make, I had the idea to do a retro-style design.

 Retro Bridal Shower Card - Design by Ann Martin

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Paper Sculpture Illustration - Patricia Lima

I think you'll enjoy this introduction to the playful, sculpted paper scenes that Patricia Lima creates for publishers of children's literature, textbooks and magazines, and also advertisers such as General Motors, Nestlé, Glaxo Smith Kline and McDonald's. There is much to see in each illustration and I can definitely understand the popularity of her work. Children would be mesmerized by the colorful and seemingly tactile details!
 Paper Sculpture Crocodile and Parrot by Patricia Lima

Monday, June 1, 2015

Akordion Origami Lampshade - A Giveaway from NANA ZOOLAN

 Congratulations to @pippaquilts, giveaway winner!

NANA ZOOLAN was featured in last week's paper lighting round up and today I'm delighted to host a giveaway of one their modern Akordion lampshades.

Akordion Origami Lampshade from NANA ZOOLAN - Navy

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Paper Lighting Round Up - NANA ZOOLAN, Cartunia Design, and Khalima Lights

Because paper lighting is a perennial favorite around here, today I'm showcasing a few shops that recently caught my attention. I'm pretty positive you'll enjoy seeing the variety of styles these clever makers create.

 NANA ZOOLAN Blush Cloud Origami Lamp

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

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