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Top 20 Amazing Examples of Paper Quilling

Top 20 Amazing Examples of Paper Quilling

There are many beautiful artworks made of paper that we have seen throughout this site and many others, whether monumental sculptures or unique carvings out of books. However, there is one technique I feel hasn't gotten as much love it deserves, the art of paper quilling. There are so many talented artists out there and I feel that it is absolutely necessary to share them with you all, even if this is just the beginning. The featured artists share a common goal in breaking the boundaries of traditional quilling, leaving the viewer mesmerized, with circling questions of "how did they do that?!" and "Wow, that's incredible!" I hope you enjoy this selection!

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Minimal Kinetic Landscapes in Paper by Agnès Cappadoro

Minimal Kinetic Landscapes in Paper by Agnès Cappadoro

Paris based artist Agnès Cappadoro has a body of work that utilizes a hybrid quilling technique to visualize the notions of topography through pieces of art, combining photographs and sculptures, while exploring Augustin Berque’s sentence "Man is a geographic human-being." Inspired by minimalism, kinetic art and photography, she creates sculptures that mimic geometrical paintings and settings that transmit the vision and relationship between works of art and bodies. She documents impermanence and a constantly changing geography. Her work, calling for contemplation, is a long meditation where patience is simultaneously a process, a medium, a message and a goal.

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Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibition

Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting - Charles Clary | Patiflasmic Phlebotomy
Charles Clary, Meticulous Excavations Movement #3 (detail), 2017, Hand-cut paper and acrylic on panel, Dimensions variable, Courtesy the artist.
February 25, 2017 – May 21, 2017

I have the pleasure of sharing with you a new exhibition that opened only two days ago entitled Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting which will be on view at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire.

This exhibition showcases the works of contemporary artists who reconsider, redefine and even subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive as well as intricate, but its subject matter has been updated for the 21st century. Addressing deeper personal or social themes, the works will touch upon complex reference points including the various cultural, economic and environmental associations imbued in the humble medium of paper.

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Amy Genser Creates Gorgeous Underwater Reefs From Hundreds of Tiny Rolled Papers

Amy Genser Creates Gorgeous Underwater Reefs From Hundreds of Tiny Rolled Papers

Having a fondness for exploring her obsession with texture, pattern, and color, Connecticut based artist Amy Genser plays with paper and acrylic paints, bringing to life these beautiful organic forms through her process. Her nature inspired works transport you to the ocean, showing undulating motion along with beautiful hues of blues and greens. She uses paper as a pigment and constructs her three dimensional wall-based artworks by meticulously layering, cutting, and rolling hundreds of tiny colored of paper. These grouping then begin to emulate the beauty of coral reefs or an aerial landscape view of biological cellular processes.

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

Top 20 Most Popular Posts of 2016

The year has finally come to a close and the new year is upon us... Goodbye 2016, not gonna miss ya! I will however say that I look forward to all of the new art projects and paper artists that will pour into 2017. So let's take a look back to the 20 most popular posts from 2016, which span categories such as handcrafted paper sculptures, colorful installations, intricate origami, whimsical set designs, animations with projection mapping and so much more! Happy New Year from Strictlypaper!

Beautiful Quilled Snowflake Ornaments and Poinsettia by Judith and Rolfe

Beautiful Quilled Snowflakes and Poinsettia by Judith and Rolfe

It's Christmas Eve and like me, you may still have some Christmas shopping to do....whoopsie! So I'm asking if you have a precious moment to spare, and I'm almost certain you do, you have to look at these truly inspiring and beautiful quilled contemporary pieces comprised of snowflake ornaments and a poinsettia, that's right... just one, from the creative duo from Saint Paul, Minnesota, Judith and Rolfe. I'm in love with their work because it showcases examples of taking the art of quilling to the next level. The snowflake designs are minimal, only outlining the edges to make the perfect dangling ornament. The poinsettias on the other hand are more complex, and have a similar feel to the more recent works of Yulia Brodskaya, utilizing a more dense and almost stroked coloring with each strip like painting the actual strokes in the paper sculpture. The husband and wife duo are both designers/architects by craft, which clearly brings to light that they both share a special talent and also patience I'm sure, in mastering a fine art such as this is... it's truly breathtaking. I would love to take it up one day myself just to give it a try.

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10 Star Wars Paper Projects to Celebrate Rogue One Movie Release

10 Star Wars Paper Projects to Celebrate Rogue One Movie Release - Paper Darth Vader by Lobulo Design

You have already probably guessed that I'm a big Star Wars fan, so in lieu of the new movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" coming into the box office, I have decided to do a post highlighting some amazing paper craft works that I have stumbled across in the past months. Oh say for instance this Paper Darth featured above that showcases some pretty stellar quilling skills by Lobulo, showing bad old Darth in all his glory, quite literally. Also included in this post is a mixed media cardboard AT-AT Walker, a papercraft Millennium Falcon, an origami TIE Fighter, paper portraits of the Star Wars characters and so much more!

Whimsical and Colorful Quilled Illustrations by Meloney Celliers

Whimsical Quilled Illustrations by Meloney Celliers

With the use of a pen, a wild imagination and some amazing quilling skills, English paper artist Meloney Celliers is able to bring these colorful illustrations to life! Now that winter is definitely fallen upon us, I'm looking to these cheerful and vibrant works to spark a bit of spring pep back into my step. Come on Spring! Celliers' ornate paper flowers, wether bursting from Wellies or the antlers of a deer are nothing short of inspiring. You can see more of her works by following her on Instagram or through her shop on Etsy.

Related: Second Nature: Quilled NYT “T” by Sherry Rodehaver Related: Unbelievable Anatomical Quilled Art by Lisa Nilsson Related: Tiny Rolled Paper Portraits by Anant Nanvare

New Intricate Curled Paper Tapestries by Gunjan Aylawadi

New Intricate Curled Paper Tapestries by Gunjan Aylawadi - Blossom

Continuing the expansion of her craft by trying to stretch paper’s limits, Gunjan Aylawadi's curled paper weavings have become more 3d and sculptural in comparison to her past works, which were comprised of flat and ornate mosaic tapestries. Her craft involves hand cutting thousands of strips of paper which are then rolled around a thin wire to make paper strings. The strings are then glued on top of each other to create these beautiful layered textile pieces. Her inspiration for this series, entitled Blissful Mountain and Blossom, is derived from the flow and serenity of Japanese Zen Gardens. These two pieces will be featured in Long View Gallery’s newest exhibition, PAPER - Works on Paper and Works on Paper Exhibition, which will run from October 27 - November 27. The opening reception will be held tomorrow from 6:30pm - 8pm.

New Multicolor Quilled Paper Portraits by Yulia Brodskaya

New Multicolor Quilled Paper Portraits by Yulia Brodskaya

We have all come to know and adore the quilled portraits from talented paper artist Yulia Brodskaya, which are absolutely stunning and immensely detailed. Brodskaya has achieved a truly unique style in her works that sets her apart from other quilling artists, making each bold piece a truly fine work of art. Her latests works incorporate a style she has developed that is almost like painting with paper. As you can see with Amethyst above and Jade and Topaz respectively below, the use of densely folded or rolled paper into color blocks, mimics the broad strokes of a paintbrush, following the curvature around the eyes and mouth as well as the finer details of their faces. Be sure to check out the video below of her process in creating Jade. All I have to say is... WOW!