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November 24, 2017

Illustrator “Draws” Blooming Flowers with Colorful Sheets of Paper as Her Fine Lines

English paper artist Meloney Celliers adds a new dimension to her whimsical illustrations by combining simple black lines with vibrant paper quilling. The art of paper quilling involves rolling and shaping strips of paper that are then glued together to create decorative 3D designs. Celliers’ brightly colored paper is twisted, swirled, and curled into floral shapes, which are then glued into position to complete each piece.

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November 23, 2017

Artists Hand-Blow Molten Glass into Fallen Trees to Create Beautiful Sculptures

Artists Scott Slagerman and Jim Fishman create objects of beauty from molten glass and fallen trees. Working together, the two have sculpted abstract forms that combine warm woods with cheerful translucent tones. In each of the pieces, the remnants of the tree act as an unconventional vase for the glass, and it fits perfectly within the U-shaped crevice. It's as if the two disparate materials occur naturally.

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November 22, 2017

Japanese Artist Crafts Miniature Antique Dollhouse Furniture by Hand

Miniaturization has a long history in Japan, dating back thousands of years. Classic examples include bonsai trees, and more recently technology, such as mobile phones. Almost anything seems suitable for miniaturization, and we’ve featured many novel forms lately, from cat-sized furniture, to cookies that look like tiny plates of food. Continuing this trend, Japanese artist Kiyomi (aka @chiisanashiawase2015)

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