Cloud Gazing. A Paper Installation by Brittany Spencer

Brittany Spencer  created this installation with hand-recycled paper. The piece was inspired by the artist's memories of looking at the white, puffy clouds in the sky as a child, and imagining shapes and figures. I invite you to look at this blog post where Brittany...

Paper Installation by Piotr Chizinski

* Piotr Chizinski is the creator of this beautiful paper installation consisting of 756 laser-cut paper houses. The title is: Badlands of Modernity. Images © Piotr...

Cardboard Sculpture by Nina Lindgren

* Nina Lindgren is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. She created this cool cardboard sculpture titled: Floating City. Cardboard is a modest material with lots of expressive possibilities. Don't you feel inspired to do something with it? I invite you to visit...

Paper Installation by Sarah Frost

* I was blown away when I first discovered this paper installation by Sarah Frost. The title is: Arsenal. Sarah is a talented multimedia artist based in St. Louis. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions regionally, and she had her first show in New...

Cardboard Sculptures by Ferry Staverman

* Ferry Staverman is an artist based in the Netherlands. He creates these beautiful paper sculptures and installations from a recycled cardboard material. I invite you to visit the artist's website to see more of his extraordinary work. Images © Ferry Staverman ↓...

Sue Jeong and a Visual Story About How Paper is Made

Today I am excited to share something special made by Sue Jeong, a graphic designer and artist from Seoul, Korea.  Sue created this series of 3-D pieces to illustrate the paper making process. She built the objects by hand, using paper, scissors, and glue. Isn't this...

Paper Art by Christine Kim

* Today I want to introduce you to Christine Kim, a Toronto-based artist who works in illustration, cut paper, and installations. Here you see some of the work that she has done with paper. Aren't these pieces beautiful? You can visit the artist's website to see her...

Paper Kitchen by Angie Garland.

* Angie Garland is a graphic design student from Melbourne, Australia, currently living and studying in Copenhagen. Angie is super talented. I predict that she will have a successful career. Today I want to share this paper project that she did for her 3D illustration...

Remarkable Tissue Paper Sculptures by Maryse Dugois

* Maryse Dugois creates these amazing sculptural forms out of transparent tissue paper with no structure at all. Light plays an important role in these pieces. Seeing them in person must me a sublime experience. I am only staring at them via regular digital magic and...

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Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting

↑ ©Mark Wagner, Very Expensive Push Broom, 2008, edition of 9, cut currency and cherry wood, 61 x 16 x 6 in., private collection, New York. ↑ ©Jane South, Untitled (NY Yellow), 2009, hand-cut paper, ink, acrylic and basswood, 46 x 60 x 22 inches. ↑ ©Lisa Nilsson, Male...

Canson. A Great Quality Paper for Papercutting.

One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is: What type of paper do you recommend for papercutting? As a general rule I recommend any paper that is ph neutral or acid-free, both terms mean the same thing. That is to make sure that your artwork has a long...

My New Holiday Card for the MoMA is now Available!

♥ ♥ Available here. The box includes 8 cards and 8 envelopes. Card size: 5" x 7" ♥ Dear friend, I'm so excited to share my latest holiday card with you. I designed it specially for the Museum of Modern Art. You can see the first one on this post. When I started...

2016 Triennial International Cut Paper Competition in Minobu, Japan

Dear paper cutters of the world, * The Kirie no Mori Cut Paper Art Museum has announced its second International cut paper competition and art show. With the success of 2013’s 342 entries and 200 finalists selected for exhibition, they are excited to once again invite...

Come to my Papercutting Workshop in April of 2016!

When: April 16 and 17, 2016 Where:  In the USA. Philadelphia, PA. At the URBN Corporate Campus* *(Home of the URBN brands of Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters.) [button...

New Paper Animation by Wolfgang Matzl.

Hello! Today I'm excited to share a new short and mysterious animation by Wolfgang Matzl. It's done with paper cut-outs, combined with objects such as a metal can, wire, and a hook. This animation is called Fisher’s Fritz and is a fictitious commercial. Fisher’s Fritz...

Paper Robots. 20 Easy-to-Make Robots. A Fun Book.

* Today I'm excited to share a fun book by PAPERMADE™ with you.  Paper Robots. 20 Easy-to-Make Robots. My original idea was to save our copy for the Winter break, so we  could build 4 or 5  robots a day with the kids, but they couldn't wait. We ended up building all...

DIY Laminated Paper Necklaces. Free Patterns for You.

Here is a gift that I created for you: Paper necklaces laminated with plastic. You can find the instructions below. These would make fun gifts, but you can also make them with your students as an art class project. I'm thinking that these would also be nice to sell at...

Paper Stop Animation by Wolfgang Matzl.

* ALERT. Moderate horror. In this short movie, Wolfgang Matzl used paper cut-outs to bring an old school-book and its illustrations to life. He did a wonderful job. It amazes me how expressive paper can be as a medium. I invite you to visit the artist's website here....

Lorraine Bubar’s Upcoming Exhibition.

* I'm excited to announce that Lorraine Bubar will be showing her latest work at Tag Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. This group of papercuts was inspired by her Artist-in-Residency in Denali National Park this summer. The opening reception will take place on Saturday,...

Michael Velliquette’s Upcoming show.

* If you live in Houston, don't miss Serpent Worship on Friday, Nov. 14.  Serpent Worship is a new series of dimensional cut paper constructions by the artist Michael Velliquette. His distinctive works are densely layered, detailed arrangements of cut out shapes from...

Latest Work by Gunjan Aylawadi.

* Today I am excited to share Gunjan Aylawadi's latest paper adventures. She has developed and mastered a clever technique that consist on rolling strips of paper to form shapes similar to curls. She then carefully arranges these curls in beautiful patterns. The...

Greeting Cards That Fold Into Wearable Paper Rings.

* Today I am excited to introduce you to Christiane and Oliver Hampel's adventures in paper. Christiane and Oliver were born in Germany. They are artists and award winning jewelers who believe that a card of three dimensional expressions can say more than words alone...

I Designed a Christmas Card for the MoMA.

*  Available here. The box includes 8 cards and 8 envelopes. Card size: 6.25"  x 4.5" Dear friend, Today I am excited to share this Christmas card that I specially designed for the Museum of Modern Art. When Karen Hernandez from the museum got in touch with me about...

Paper Art by María Olivares Alfaro.

* I love this series of paper pieces by María Olivares Alfaro. They are so delicate and clever and beautiful. María is a super talented  Mexican artist based in Berlin, Germany. I invite you to visit her website and Flickr portfolio to see more of her art. Images ©...

Paper Art from Art We Heart.

* Today I am excited to share Art We Heart with you. Art We Heart is an experimental project by artist Sharon Ann Lee. A place where she  shares her art, as well as the work of her artist friends. The shop currently features  3 different collections. One of them is...

Paper Guillotine by Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland

* What began as a simple catch up in an Amsterdam bar didn’t take long to manifest into the 3.8-meter behemoth it is today.  Paper Cuts, a collaboration between artists Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland, is an interactive sculpture that invites people to experience the...

Cloud Gazing. A Paper Installation by Brittany Spencer

Brittany Spencer  created this installation with hand-recycled paper. The piece was inspired by the artist's memories of looking at the white, puffy clouds in the sky as a child, and imagining shapes and figures. I invite you to look at this blog post where Brittany...

“Paper Cut Razor” by Nadeem Haidary.

* Today I am excited to share this fun project by Nadeem Haidary with you. The artist explains: "Paper Cut Razor takes a seemingly outrageous idea and makes it real. It’s a disposable razor made entirely out of paper. It’s a fictional product that playfully challenges...

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