Tuesday 21 June 2011

Paper Art

I know i know it seems like i haven't taken on a project for the longest time... and I've been trying to palm off funny pictures instead.... but hey, the camera guy and that wedding invite were pretty damn funny!!

So it's not like i haven't been doing any work... its just that i haven't had time to upload the images and post them... but now i got time! 

So on one of my favorite blogs paper-source i found this great art. It looked so simple and clean and easy to do.... the colors were bright and bold the art work simple and yet strong... i fell in love with it! 

On the blog i found a link to the original artist:

i would like to introduce Helen Musselwhite.... A wonderful artist... she basically works with paper... cutting folding drawing on it to create textures and her inspiration is good old Nature! the forests the birds the monkeys the trees.... she manages to create a whole world in her artwork.... 



Of course her work is super complicated and must take her hours to do....but i was so in love with the idea of colorful paper cut up and laid out in such a beautiful way that i just had to do it!! So i decided to take on the art work from Paper Source as inspiration!

So here goes: first i pulled out all the colorful paper i had.... and my sketch pens... i really need to look into these stamp things you get abroad.... would make my life a lot simpler!!

I sketched out a six flower designs on a sheet... then placed a few colorful sheets below and cut them up...

This is what i got.... different shapes in different colors.... 

Now this next step was the most fun and the most time consuming.... sketching out the details...

I started out with wanting each type of flower to have the same designs but when I'm sketching i have no control.... So each one is slightly different from the other....

A colorful bunch of flowers!

Now to add an extra touch i stuck some flowers onto a contrasting colored page and cut a thin border...

Then is started placing the flowers on another sheet to see how they looked.... 
ps: turn off the fan while doing this!!!!

This is a layout using every single flower i had.... looks a little messy don't you think?
So i divided my flowers into two layouts...

This is the first one.... i really like this one!

I added little felt squares under a few flowers to create depth.... 

looks pretty huh?!!!

This is the second one.... honestly i think i made this just to finish off my flowers!!!!

But its still kinda pretty!!!

This is just to prove that sometimes even mistakes make something beautiful... I don't know if you agree... but something about the way this image has gone out of focus... i feel like the flowers are moving in the wind!

Now all i have to do is frame these works and put them up.... I'm collecting a few works like this and the glitter alphabet from last week and will get them all framed together.... so soon I'll have a post of all my works framed up!!

PS: the monsoons have started... so the lighting in my house is a bit dim... which is why the images don't have the best colors.... will be sure to shoot in the daylight next time!


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