Paper Art

January 9, 2021

Enchanting Hand-Crafted Paper Scenes Come To Life in Illuminated Light Boxes

Paper is one of the most common materials we have, but in the hands of a talented artist, it can be transformed into something extraordinary. French artist Aline Maire (of Abracadabox Light) uses paper to craft light boxes that house miniature fairytale scenes. Each piece not only showcases her skill but her boundless imagination. Every intricate 3D composition comprises layers of meticulously hand-cut paper silhouettes.

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August 6, 2018

Learn How Paper Quilling Started Centuries Ago and Why It’s So Popular Today

Arts and crafts have a way of reinventing themselves. Just like trends, the popularity of creative activities is cyclical. Take embroidery, for instance; it was just within the last five years or so that it has exploded in prevalence—thanks, in large part, to talented makers that inspire people on social media. Paper quilling has had a similar rise to prominence.

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April 4, 2016

Multilayered Paper Sculptures Capture Strength and Grace of Olympic Athletes

Raya Sader Bujana of Little Ray of Sunflower has a remarkable affinity for paper crafting. Known for her origami creations, Bujana has extended her skill set to include these incredible paper figurines modeled after Olympic athletes. Designed in collaboration with photographer Leo Garcia Mendez for a stock photo shoot to promote the upcoming Summer Games, Bujana's lifelike paper creations adopt recognizable poses from each of the Olympic sports that they represent.

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October 3, 2013

Newspapers X-Acto Knifed Into Gorgeous Lace Patterns

Canadian artist Myriam Dion transforms everyday newspapers into gorgeously patterned hand-cut pages. She uses an X-Acto knife to carve into the paper, producing repetitive decorative designs that mimic the open holes on lace fabric. In each piece, the words become abstract snippets of letters, images are accompanied by swirling lines and leafy patterns, and bits of photographs are left untouched to create an interesting blend of reality surrounded by ornamental embellishments.

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