Are you a fan of paper cutting? I’m in awe of artists who are able to create such intricate works of art, like Ali from Lightpaper. Each piece starts as an illustration that Ali hand cuts with an X-ACTO knife. She then scans the design and converts it to be laser cut. Pretty cool right?!
Helen Friel would have to be one of my very favourite paper artists. I’m captivated by everything she creates. She calls herself a paper engineer and I think that description is spot on. Her work is so precise with lots of sharp lines and angles and pieces that fit together perfectly. Her work appeals to my fussy, orderly side. She creates these amazing paper replicas of things like lobsters and old gramophones and they look amazing. I wonder how long it takes to create them – from imagination through to fruition? Helen uses paper in a unique way and I think it is beautiful. Follow Helen on Instagram and while you’re at it, follow me too!
Not only am I obsessed with making new Etsy treasuries but I’m also obsessed with paper cutting. I love the flimsy elegance of this art form and I really admire anyone who has the patience to do it. I’ve gathered together 16 of my favourites in this Etsy Treasury.