Tag Archives: paper

Sonia Poli’s Exquisite “Vegetal Gradiant” Paper Sculpture

This exquis­ite piece by illus­tra­tor Sonia Poli is called Veg­e­tal Gra­di­ant. It’s made from paper and mounted in an embroi­dery frame. Sonia writes: While fol­low­ing my path through the paper col­lage world and I sim­ply came up with this. Tired of frames, I wanted my col­lage to act more like a sculp­ture. After play­ing around with fish […]

Paper Flowers and Fantastic Beasts Fit for Film

Lila Pop­pins is an illus­tra­tor and paper designer who uses her tal­ents to cre­ate fan­tas­tic beasts, lovely blooms, out­door scenes, and much more. In addi­tion to sculpt­ing with paper, she also directs stop motion films. Lila’s Tum­blr fea­tures a few of these ani­mated snip­pets, one of which is a com­bi­na­tion of paper and 2D illus­tra­tion. The film is an illus­trated French […]

Insanely-Detailed Paper Animal Masks by Mlle Hipolyte

Look at all of these tiny pieces of paper! French illus­tra­tor and paper designer Mlle Hipolyte cre­ated these gor­geous ani­mals masks that are awe-inspiring in their intri­cate details. Seri­ously. Just take a look at the individually-folded pieces of paper lay­ered on top of one another. They build a col­or­ful, tac­tile form that mim­ics fur. Mlle pro­duces 2D illustrations, […]

Find a Comforting Glow in These Cardboard Homes

Vera van Wolferen calls her­self a “card­board­craftswoman,” because she cre­ates intri­cate and meticulously-constructed scenes out of card­board. They’re incred­i­ble! Using the white/gray vari­ety, she adds a few other mate­ri­als that result in dream-like scenes. I love how the shut­ters, weather vanes, and wind­mills are all artic­u­lated, as if they’re placed one by one. You can tell […]

Chanel Couture’s Amazing Floral Backdrop Featuring 300 Blooms

It’s no secret my love for paper sculpt­ing, and so when I saw the Chanel Spring 2015 Cou­ture Run­way, I was instantly enthralled. The flo­ral theme fea­tured an arbore­tum of white card­board palms con­structed under a glass ceil­ing. And, bet­ter yet, they moved! It took 6 months to pro­duce the 300 flow­ers that dec­o­rated the set. […]

Scenes from Nature Completely Crafted with Cut Paper

Estu­dio Guard­a­bosques is the col­lab­o­ra­tive efforts of cre­atives Juan and Car­olina from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They craft scenes entirely out of paper by using com­plex sculpt­ing to fold and build forms. Often, that involves per­fo­rat­ing edges and cut­ting just so — enough to trans­form the paper, but not enough to wrin­kle or destroy it. Much of the […]

Need a Halloween Costume Idea? Crankbunny to the Rescue!

Hal­loween is right around the cor­ner! So, if you haven’t fig­ured out a cos­tume, now is the time. Maybe you pre­fer to go a min­i­mal­ist route and don only a mask; don’t worry, I’ve got you cov­ered. These illus­trated paper pop-up masks by Crankbunny (AKA Norma V. Toraya) are per­fect! They come in three designs — a […]

Charlotte Smith’s Delightful Paper-Sculpted Pastries

I’ve always had a sweet tooth, and my desire for sugar hasn’t faded as I’ve aged (will it ever?). So, when I saw designer/illustrator Char­lotte Smith’s paper sculp­tures that fea­tured delicious-looking cakes, pop­si­cles, and other good­ies, I was excited. The angu­lar objects adorn food and bev­er­ages with delight­ful details. She gar­nishes tea with sliced lemons and even […]