Thursday, February 2, 2017

Dynamic Paper Sculpture Tori for Valentine's Day - Giveaway

 Congratulations to Devblev, winner of the double prize!

You might recall a December post in which I featured Kris Koch, a photographer who creates art with paper... specifically the design and digital cutting of tori, which are uniquely layered 3D shapes. At the time, Kris was in the process of opening an Etsy shop Nature Nougat, which is now fully launched. To celebrate, she is offering a double prize giveaway to All Things Paper U.S. followers. I'll let Kris tell you about them.

Coral Paper Heart Torus

Wintertime in the upper-Midwest is usually pretty bleak, with little sun and a lot of clouds. With almost two full months of winter remaining, I know that I’ve been getting desperate for something other than gray! With that in mind, the Valentine torus I created for this giveaway is bright and richly colored.

Coral Heart Paper Torus

Cut from high quality cardstock in two shades of coral, it is accented with matching Swarovski crystals to add a bit of fire and flash. It measures about 6” in diameter by about 2” deep and has a metal eyelet for hanging along with an optional antique gold cord.

Framed Heart Torus

The second component of the giveaway is a framed black and white print of “Dream Heart Torus” from my new photography series “Ether.” In this series, I use long exposures and movement, either of the subject or the camera, to present a dynamic and layered interpretation. The movement creates luminosity, or translucent layers of light and dark around the edges. I love how it brings the subject to life. Tori are particularly interesting because of their symmetry. The photo is 8” x 8” set in a 12” x 12” black wooden frame with a white mat. It is ideal as a Valentine's Day gift, yet can be displayed all year long.

Coral Heart Paper Torus - Detail

In addition to photographing paper sculptures, I’ve created a few new Valentine’s designs that can be found in my Etsy shop, NatureNougat: Eye Candy Inspired by Nature. These include the Queen of Hearts Torus...

Queen of Hearts Paper Torus

 ...and a heart-themed Carolina Star, both in shades of red and white with a dash of sparkle.

Valentine Paper Star

Giveaway details: One winner in the U.S. will receive both the original Coral Hearts Torus and a framed black and white print of Dream Heart Torus. The pair will be shipped for arrival by Valentine’s Day.

Coral Heart Paper Torus - Close Up

To enter, simply leave a comment below. Note that Blogger does not allow me to see the email address you type into the form with your name, so you must include an email address within your comment in order to be contacted if you win. If spam is a concern: janedoe at gmail dot com

The giveaway is also underway on Instagram. Enter at one or both places by the end of Sunday, February 5, 2017. One U.S. winner from the combined locations will be chosen at random and announced at the top of this post and on the Instagram giveaway photo. Good luck!

Allium Torus - Ether
Allium Torus - Ether

Kris Koch's Etsy shop is Nature Nougat. She is on Instagram as @naturenougat where she shares 'Brain Candy for the Naturally Curious' and @kitakoch where she posts fine art photography and artistic creations.



  1. Beautiful work!!

  2. Awesome work - LOVE it!

  3. Wow, these pieces are GORgeous!

  4. I absolutely LOVE red and coral together, and I'm, swooning over the texture of the paper in the photographs. Gorgeous!

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  5. So beautifully done!!
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  6. These are magical!

  7. Love the hearts! Looking closely to try to see how they are made. Amazing!

  8. An absolutely fresh ❣️Interpretation of the heart motif. It's just beautiful, love it.
    Thanks for letting me have a chance at winning. I'd be proud to own them.

  9. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful paper art. They are both beautiful but I love that the artist makes prints of her work.

  10. Smitten with paper art like this. cyoshi5909 at aol dot com.

  11. These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  12. WOW! These are absolutely gorgeous. I love both the red/coral and the b&w photo! maraber 2 at earthlink dot net

  13. Your creativity with paper and the photos is fabulous. Inspiring post. jonespaperemporium at gmail dot com

  14. I admire Kris' artwork with paper. I really like the Holly Wreaths available in her Etsy shop.

  15. The photos of the sculptures are very interesting.

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  16. I am always drawn to beautiful paper art!


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