Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewellery, mobiles etc.
Paper Art Archive
~ Paper model of a couple of brown bears riding bicycle. The rainbow in the background making the scene more beautiful.
Russian artists Alexei Lyapunov and Lena Ehrlich created these whimsical detailed paper crafts with amazing 3D effects. They use sharp knives, tweezers, rulers, metal wires, scissors and amazing amount of patience to create this unique paper-cut artwork.
~ Front view of paper model of Lamborghini Aventador
Life-sized Lamborghini Aventador police interceptor model made entirely out of paper by Seattle-based visual artist and designer Taras Lesko. Amazingly the paper model of Lamborghini weighs just over 11kg. He named this paper car sculpture Lamborghini Aventador A-E2. The name Aventador A-E2 is derived from the Architectural E2 paper sheets used for the prints, mounted to thick chipboard material for added strength.
Creative paper-cut vertical landscapes are the illustration work of Estonian artist Eiko Ojala. He draws everything by hand to create landscapes, figures and portraits. Interestingly he doesn’t get help of 3D software. The most critical are the placement of shadows which Ojala also draws by hand.
Lisa Rodden, originally from Sydney and now based in the Sunshine Coast cuts, slices, and folds thick layers of white paper on top of acrylic painting that is occasionally accompanied with text. She has been creating since she could hold a pencil. Her work is a communication of how all things are interrelated, with organic forms, textures, colour and flow being her signature. This approach brings a richness and complexity to a multitude of styles.
“We as humans are lost without our connection to land and to one another, and the state of things around us is a reflection of that. The truth is that everything is inextricably linked and everything we do impacts something. For me, to create is to connect with truth, and through this I want to bring people a sense of peace and a sense of place.”
An interesting thing about Brian Chan is that he never folds money. He says money is small and he might be willing to fold a dollar bill, if dollars were a meter square
Did you ever think turning old vintage postcards, children’s books and pattern packets into works of art? Well, this is what Jennifer Collier does. She collects these old, discarded paper products and turns them into amazing replicas of cameras.
“The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles.”