Nature-Inspired Paper Sculpture by Tiffany Budzisz

With a lifelong passion for creating, artist Tiffany Budzisz developed a special interest in paper sculpture while studying illlustration at Virginia Commonwealth University. She worked as an art director in Atlanta for more than a decade before she and her artist husband returned to Virginia to open an art studio, Art in the Valley, in Front Royal, a historic town in the Shenandoah Valley.

paper sculpture dragonfly and water lilies

Tiffany uses an X-Acto knife and archival paper to create exceptional works, hand cutting/scoring the pieces and gently curving them on a dowel. When assembling a sculpture, she glues foam core board between each layer to lend shadows that add even more dimension.

sea dragon paper sculpture
As you can see in these examples, she is especially drawn to flora and fauna. The beauty of the natural world is often found in the details. My goal is to inspire the viewer to slow down and appreciate the intricacies found in life (and art), that are often overlooked in our busy, everyday lives.

hand cut paper succulent in a glass domed necklace 

In addition to paper sculpture wall art, Tiffany makes necklaces and rings that feature a miniature succulent, flower, or butterfly sculpture mounted inside a glass domed terrarium, as well as matted and framed ink on paper drawings... for example, this small beauty, Silver Hills.

ink on paper illustration of hills and moon at night 

Looking for a summer art project for yourself or an older child? Tiffany's paper sculpture dragon or koi fish kits, recommended for ages 12 and up, would be oh-so-satisfying.
 paper sculpture koi fish kit

Each packet includes fine art paper, a pattern, mat board, easel back, foam squares, and a step-by-step instruction booklet. You'll meet with success and can even follow along with Tiffany as she creates each design via a YouTube video.

 paper sculpture of tree woman with arms raised and flowing hair as branches

The piece below was a commissioned first anniversary gift by a groom for his bride. They had married near the Golden Gate Bridge and the flowers were based on her wedding bouquet.

floral paper sculpture with Golden Gate Bridge in background

Want to feel like a kid in a candy shop?! Submit a comment on this blog post AND sign up for Tiffany's email newsletter to enter an international giveaway. One winner will receive any item of choice from her online shop, excluding originals. Choose from a selection of fine art prints, paper sculpture kits, and terrarium jewelry. Enter by the end of Saturday, June 1, 2019.

paper sculpture brown dog portrait

Note that Blogger does not allow me to see the email address you type in first, so you must also include an email address within your comment so I can contact you if you win. Concerned about spam? Type your address this way: janedoe at gmail dot com
anatomical heart with foliage paper sculpture

Two chances to win: A separate, but identical giveaway is underway on this @allthingspaper Instagram post. Yes, you may enter both places! The winners will be chosen via a random number generator, notified, and announced here and on Instagram.

paper sculpture of rolling hills under a partly cloudy sky

Tiffany Budzisz welcomes custom requests. Visit her online shop at Art in the Valley and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

CONGRATULATIONS to the giveaway winners!
Ellen C. and kathartley

This giveaway is sponsored by Art in the Valley.

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  1. What stunning work - and what an incredibly generous prize! I've already gone "shopping" and there is a plethora of treasures to choose from. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that you choose tristan at tristanrobinblakeman (dot) com to win!

  2. Just so detailed. Love all of the paper art.... Contest?,,,,sure

  3. So beautiful.... I really live that Koi!

    Christa dot J dot Cunningham at gmail dot com

  4. I am anxious to try this after seeing this post!
    Very cool stuff😁

  5. Forgot my email

  6. Just amazing@@ I love all your work and would be so blessed to win something.

  7. These pieces of art are fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. Omg this such awesome giveaway,.i love @tbudzi work, would loved to participate and win it too, hell excited😀❤️

  9. Lovely paper sculpture - oh the talent! And a lovely giveaway - thank you. ellencrouch605 at gmail dot com

  10. Beautiful work ngmoonscape at gmail dot com

  11. Absolutely stunning work! I am going to try a kit eventually!

  12. I hope I win!
    hitearex at gmail dot com

  13. Hi. What lovely work. Inspirational and exciting. I aspire to be able to do just something simple.


  14. so pretty :D

  15. Love your incredible work!

  16. Stunning work! Very creative.

  17. I can't wait to see more of Tiffany's creative and high quality artwork! durer523 at gmail dot com.

  18. Your sculptures are beautifull. I would really like to make one.


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