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Corrie Beth Hogg’s Playful Paper Plants for All You Brown Thumbs

Corrie Beth Hogg

One craft trend I can’t get enough of is paper plants. I recent­ly mar­veled at Kim Sielbeck’s delight­ful papier-mache cac­ti, and I’ve also pinned many a plant tuto­ri­als on my Pin­ter­est. So when Cor­rie Beth Hogg shared with me her DIY pot­ted paper plants, I was real­ly excit­ed. Like Kim’s col­or­ful pieces, Cor­rie paints on the tex­ture of leaves and bundles them togeth­er like bushy, healthy plants.

If you have a brown thumb, you can make the­se plants too! The instruc­tions are avail­able on Corrie’s web­site, The Apple of My DIY. In fact, they’re prob­a­bly bet­ter than the real thing—your cat won’t try and eat them, forc­ing you to put all of your suc­cu­lents on a high shelf. (Le sigh.)

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg

Corrie Beth Hogg
Paper Craft

Charming Cut Paper Characters Live in 2D and 3D Worlds

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Illus­tra­tor Mal­in Koort cre­ates charm­ing char­ac­ters out of cut paper. Her work fea­tures ele­ments of 2D and 3D design—most notably, she’ll fold paper and casts its shad­ows onto the com­po­si­tion. This pro­duces the illu­sion that they’re real­ly sit­ting. Sur­face patterns—on cloth­ing, in hair, etc—are oth­er­wise drawn onto the fig­ures. Cou­pled with bright col­ors, the­se two approach­es give her work a fresh and play­ful feel with the best of both flat and tac­tile worlds.

Mal­in sells select­ed works on Soci­ety6. I’m par­tial to her iPhone cas­es!

Malin Koort

Malin Koort

Malin Koort

Malin Koort

Malin Koort

Malin Koort

Malin Koort

Malin Koort

Malin Koort
Illustration, Paper Craft

Simon Arizpe Reimagines the Way You Look at a Picture Book

THE WILD by Simon Arizpe

Paper engi­neer­ing fas­ci­nates me. I’ve tried it before, and my brain… it just doesn’t design/illustrate in three dimen­sions. Instead, I’ll just admire the work of others—like illus­tra­tor Simon Arizpe! He used paper fold­ing to cre­ate THE WILD, a “pop-up object that reveals a sto­ry as you play with it.” As you inter­act with the piece, its illus­tra­tions change and tell fan­tas­ti­cal tale.

Simon is cur­rent­ly rais­ing funds for THE WILD via Kick­starter, which will help him bring his unique form of sto­ry­telling to a wide audi­ence. Watch the video below to see the book in action!

THE WILD by Simon Arizpe

THE WILD by Simon Arizpe

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THE WILD by Simon Arizpe
Illustration, Paper Craft, Sculpture

Charming Paper Cacti to Hold in the Palm of your Hand

Kim Sielbeck

If you fol­low me on Pin­ter­est, you’ve prob­a­bly noticed that I pin a lot of paper flow­er DIYs. I’m attract­ed to their bright col­ors and the sheer nov­el­ty of recre­at­ing liv­ing things out of inan­i­mate objects. Illus­tra­tor Kim Siel­beck does just this with her charm­ing series of tiny cac­ti. Using papier-mache, card­board, poly­mer clay, paper, sty­ro­foam, and clay pots, she’s con­struct­ed liv­ing-ish sculp­tures you can hold in the palm of your hand. All I can say is: do want!

Kim will be sell­ing the­se small plants at the NYC MoC­CA fes­ti­val on April 2 and April 3.

Kim Sielbeck

Kim Sielbeck

Kim Sielbeck

Kim Sielbeck

Kim Sielbeck

Kim’s tiny plants are inspired by a spec­tac­u­lar win­dow dis­play she cre­at­ed at Desert Island in Brook­lyn:

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Kim Sielbeck

Kim Sielbeck

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Paper Craft

Diana Beltran Herrera Constructs Lifelike Birds Out of (Only) Paper

Diana Beltran Herrera

No, those birds in flight aren’t a photograph—they’re paper sculp­tures by Diana Bel­tran Her­rera. For years, the Colom­bian artist has craft­ed life­like, grace­ful crea­tures using metic­u­lous con­struc­tion and fine tex­tures. It’s the­se intri­cate details that make Diana’s sculp­tures so impres­sive; look close­ly, and you’ll notice all of the small cuts that per­fect­ly mim­ic a bird’s plumage.

Diana’s for­mal edu­ca­tion is in indus­tri­al design, but after grad­u­at­ing, she real­ized she didn’t want to pur­sue it as a career. “I am real­ly inter­est­ed in the sim­ple process­es of trans­for­ma­tion that don’t need com­pli­cat­ed tools or indus­tri­al process­es,” she told Frankie Mag­a­zine. Hence the paper.

In Diana’s eyes, there’s a dis­con­nect between humans and nature; through her art­work, she wants to repair this rela­tion­ship. As a result, pieces are “pre­sent­ed as a resis­tance where those sculp­tures remain in an ide­al state and act like a mod­el of rep­re­sen­ta­tion of a real­i­ty that doesn’t suf­fer any change.” They’re beau­ti­ful now and will remain so for a lifetime—that way, we can always admire them. (via My Mod­ern Met)

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Diana has recent­ly branched out and cre­at­ed but­ter­flies:

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Paper Craft

Elaborate Baroque-Era Wigs Constructed Entirely Out of Paper

Asya Kozina

His­tor­i­cal wigs—especially those from the Baro­que era—have always fas­ci­nat­ed paper artist Asya Koz­i­na. “This is art for art’s sake aes­thet­ics for aes­thet­ics,” she writes, “no prac­ti­cal sense. But they are beau­ti­ful.” To cel­e­brate this, she con­struct­ed a series of wigs made entire­ly from paper.

Asya used white paper to high­light the wig’s forms and their elab­o­rate details. Tall bouf­fants, flo­ral bou­quets, and even nau­ti­cal ships make up the­se crazy hair pieces. And to think—people actu­al­ly wore the­se!

There’s more paper masks and cos­tumes to see on Asya’s Behance page.

Asya Kozina

Asya Kozina

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Paper Craft

Morgana Wallace Crafts Fantastical Female Heroines in Cut Paper

Morgana Wallace

Mor­gana Wal­lace crafts fan­tas­ti­cal female hero­ines with cut-paper col­lage. Her col­or­ful cre­ations fea­ture capes, crowns, crows, and more, excit­ing the imag­i­na­tion with intri­cate details—each piece has mul­ti­ple lay­ers and tex­tures that pro­duce a three-dimen­sion­al effect.

To cre­ate the­se gor­geous illus­tra­tions, Mor­gana works with mul­ti­ple types of paper. She will often use Japan­ese linen paper, com­bin­ing it with thin card stock to cre­ate ele­ments such as flow­ing hair. Not all of her work is cut paper, how­ev­er, and she’ll also use water­col­or, gouache, and pen­cil crayons to add the illu­sion of shad­ing and depth.

Mor­gana now sells her work as prints via Deviant Art.

Morgana Wallace

Morgana Wallace

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Artist, Paper Craft

Silhouettes by Eugenia Zoloto Transform Oridinary Portraits into Splendorous Nature Scenes

Eugenia Zoloto

Using an X-Acto knife and some care­ful cut­ting, Ukraine-based artist Euge­nia Zolo­to cre­ates intri­cate sil­hou­ettes out of twist­ing vines, beau­ti­ful blooms, and winged insects. The large, lacy portraits—around 15 inch­es by 11 inches—look stun­ning again­st a range of back­drops (check out the vibrant green grass, below). Some of them are now avail­able in Eugenia’s Etsy shop, where you can frame them how­ev­er you like.

Eugenia Zoloto

Eugenia Zoloto

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Illustrated products, Paper Craft

Mlle Hipolyte Now Sells Her Meticulous Cut Paper Creations on Etsy (Yay!)

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Mlle Hipoly­te is one of my favorite cut-paper artists work­ing today. I love the metic­u­lous­ness of her sculp­tures and the mask-like appear­ance that they all have. Their exag­ger­at­ed col­ors and fea­tures give Mlle’s pieces a car­toon­ish qual­i­ty, inject­ing some whim­sy into her ani­mal char­ac­ters.

Mlle has recent­ly opened an Etsy shop where she sells her hand­made cre­ations. There, you can pur­chase hang able busts of pan­das, bears, fox­es,  and more. In addi­tion, she also fea­tures DIY kits to make your own low-poly owls. Fun!

Check out Mlle’s gigan­tic cut-paper mural that she made last sum­mer.

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Illustration, Paper Craft

Yelena Bryksenkova’s Delightful Paper House for FLOW Magazine

Yelena Bryksenkova

Did you ever play with paper dolls when you were younger? I did, which is one rea­son I love Yele­na Bryksenkova’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with FLOW Mag­a­zine. The third install­ment of their Book for Paper Lovers is now for sale, and it includes this pull­out of a fold­ed paper house. Yele­na even added some fun extras for you to cut out and play with!

Yele­na works on a lot of inter­est­ing projects. Check out this hand-cut win­dow dis­play she cre­at­ed in Mon­tre­al!

Yelena Bryksenkova

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